New to App Inventor? Please try the Beginner Tutorials before proceeding with the tutorials on this page.


These tutorials will help you learn about App Inventor and its various components. You can use use the filter to sort through tutorial topics by simply checking the appropriate boxes and clicking "Filter". To restore the default sorting, click "Reset".
NOTE: The list is sorted to show App Inventor 1 tutorials first. For App Inventor 2 tutorials, use the filter below or go to the main AI2 Tutorials page.
Tutorial Level
Hello Purr

Hello Purr is the Hello World tutorial for App Inventor. This simple exercise takes you through the very basics of App Inventor, and should be the first app you build.

Basic
Magic 8-Ball

This introductory module will guide you through building a “Magic 8-Ball” app with App Inventor. When activated, your 8-ball will deliver one of its classic predictions, such as “It is decidedly so” or “Reply hazy, try again.” At first you activate the 8-Ball by clicking a button. If you are using a device (rather than the emulator) you can add in an accelerometer component so that the 8-Ball makes a new prediction whenever the device is shaken. Note: This tutorial can be used in place of Hello Purr since it initially has the same functionality, and then goes on to the extend that functionality.

Basic
PaintPot (Part 1)

PaintPot lets you scribble in different colors by touching the screen to draw dots and lines. Concepts introduced in this project include: Canvas components for drawing; event handlers that take arguments, including touch and drag events; and Arrangement components for controlling screen layout. Part 2 extends the project to draw dots of different sizes, as an introduction to global variables. Variation: PaintPic extends this app to use the camera component to take a new picture for drawing upon.

Basic
MoleMash

In the arcade game Whac-a-Mole TM , a "mole" pops up at random positions on a playing field, and the user score points by hitting the mole with a mallet. This is a similar game that uses the touchscreen. This tutorial introduces: image sprites, timers, and procedures.

Basic
PicCall

PicCall illustrates how to create applications that use the phone's functionality. This application lets you select people from your contact list and display their pictures. When you press a picture picture, the phone calls that person.

Basic
Mini Golf: Fling, TouchUp, TouchDown Gestures

Mini Golf is an addictive little game app that demonstrates how to use the Fling, TouchUp and TouchDown gestures on Sprites. Hold down the positioning arrows to move the ball to the desired position on the tee, then Tee Off by flinging the ball toward the hole. After a hole is scored, the screen randomly sets up a new hole, providing a unique challenge every time.

Advanced
Colored Dots

Colored Dots is a simple painting program that uses a second screen to select the paint colors. This tutorial serves as an introduction to creating apps that have multiple screens.

Advanced
Pizza Party with Fusion Tables

Pizza Party is a database app that collects dinner orders from different people and stores them in a Google Fusion Table. The app also uses the WebViewer component to let the user see the entries in the table. Fusion Tables are Google's free cloud database solution. Your fusion table can be read-only to the public, or you can grant multiple people the permission to write to the table. See the tutorial for more information, and begin creating your own shared database solutions!

Advanced
QuizMe

QuizMe is a trivia game about baseball, but you can use it as a template to build quizzes on any topic. With QuizMe the user steps through a series of questions, clicking a Next button to proceed to the next question. The user enters an answer for each question and the app reports whether each answer is correct or not. For this tutorial, you'll create an app in which the questions are always the same unless you, the programmer, change them. Later, you can create MakeAQuiz, an app that lets users create and modify the quiz questions.

Advanced
MakeQuiz and TakeQuiz

MakeQuiz and TakeQuiz are two apps that, in tandem, allow a teacher to create quizzes for a student. Parents can create fun trivia aps for their children during a long road trip, grade school teachers can build "Math Blaster" quizzes, and college students can build quizzes to help their study groups prepare for a final. This tutorial will walk you through creating both the MakeQuiz and the TakeQuiz app.

Advanced

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