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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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Mini Golf: Fling, TouchUp, TouchDown Gestures for App Inventor 2

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. This tutorial is for App Inventor 2.

Intermediate
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
MapTour

This is a two-part tutorial introduces the ActivityStarter component for launching arbitrary Android Apps and the ListPicker component for allowing a user to choose from a list of items. You'll build MapTour, an app for visiting French vacation destinations with a single click. Users of your app will be able to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Lourve, and Notre Dame in quick succession.

Advanced
Map It: Displaying Locations on a Google Map

This tutorial shows how you can develop an app that allows you to record list of addresses and view the address on the Google Maps. It will also show you how view your current location on the Google Map.

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
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
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.

Basic
LEGO ® EV3 Tilt-to-Drive Tutorial

This tutorial lets you make an app that drives around an EV3 LEGO robot by tilting a phone or tablet. Tilting forward makes the bot go forward, back --> back, right --> right, left -->left. A steeper pitch will make the robot drive faster… etc.

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Intermediate
Lego EV3 Pet Robot

This tutorial helps you to build an app that allows the user to instruct an EV3 LEGO robot to do certain maneuvers and actions through voice commands. The user can pick one of several commands: forward, backward (reverse), stop, forward slow, forward fast, disconnect, circles, right turn (turn right), left turn (turn left). The robot will follow the user’s voice commands and perform the action for half a second before prompting the user for another command. If the user provides no commands, the previous command will be executed until another command is registered.

Intermediate
LEGO EV3 Color Search

This tutorial shows you how to build a mobile app that instructs an EV3 LEGO robot to search for a certain color on a white surface bordered by black. The user can pick one color out of red, green, blue, or yellow for the robot to search. The robot will search across the white surface and turn around if it gets to the black border. Here is a demonstration video.

Intermediate

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