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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.
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The Video Wall app demonstrates how you can control the size of a video playing in an app by using the Video Player component's Width, Height, and FullScreen features. The VideoWall uses media assets (videos stored in the app itself), but you can use the app to display videos from the internet as well.

MoleMash 2

MoleMash2 provides an alternative implementation of the classic boardwalk game that demonstrates how to use the Advanced features in the Blocks Editor and how to layer Sprites.

Get the Gold

By building the Get The Gold App you will get practice with setting visibility, using Clock components and Timers, and detecting collisions in App Inventor. You'll program an application that has a pirate ship whose goal is to collect all the gold on the screen.

Beginner Tutorials: Short Videos to get started

With these beginner-friendly tutorials, you will learn the basics of programming apps for Android.

Follow these four short videos and you'll have three working apps to show for it! After building the starter apps, which will take around an hour, you can move on to extending them with more functionality, or you can start building apps of your own design. Get started now with Video 1 (5 minutes).

Hello Purr for App Inventor 2

Hello Purr is the Hello World tutorial for App Inventor. This simple exercise takes you through the very basics of App Inventor. In a very short time you will create a button that has a picture of a cat on it, and then program the button so that when it is clicked a "meow" sound plays. This version of the tutorial is for use with App Inventor 2.

Magic 8-ball for App Inventor 2

This introductory module will guide you through building a “Magic 8-Ball” app with App Inventor 2. 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. This version of the tutorial is for use with App Inventor 2.

MoleMash for App Inventor 2

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.

PaintPot (Part 1) for App Inventor 2

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. This version of the tutorial is for use with App Inventor 2.

PaintPot (Part 2) for App Inventor 2

This is a continuation of Paint Pot (Part 1). Be sure to complete that tutorial before attempting this one.

PicCall for App Inventor 2

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.