Difficulty: basic
Lesson Type: paper
Subject: computer-science
Grade Level:
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • undergraduate
  • masters-and-above
Resource URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.2830
Authors: Shaileen Crawford Pokress, Jos Juan Dominguez Veiga PRoMoTo 2013 Proceedings (arXiv:1309.5509) October 2013 MIT App Inventor is a drag-and-drop visual programming tool for designing and building fully functional mobile apps for Android. App Inventor promotes a new era of personal mobile computing in which people are empowered to design, create, and use personally meaningful mobile technology solutions for their daily lives, in endlessly unique situations. App Inventor's intuitive programming metaphor and incremental development capabilities allow the developer to focus on the logic for programming an app rather than the syntax of the coding language, fostering digital literacy for all. Since it was moved from Google to MIT, a number of improvements have been added, and research projects are underway.