MIT App Inventor and YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) have teamed up to present the Youth Mobile Power series. YR teens produce stories highlighting how young people use their phones in surprising and powerful ways. Meanwhile, the team at MIT is continually enhancing App Inventor to make it possible for users like you to create apps like the ones featured in YRs reporting.
Essentially: get inspired by the story, get busy making your own app! (Learn about the winners of the 2019 Youth Mobile Power App Challenge who were inspired by the YR Media stories to create their own apps.)
As part of the Youth Mobile Power series, MIT App Inventor has developed a series of App Building Guides to help you get busy. Here is our list of guides and corresponding experience levels. Note that the instructions will appear in the left sidebar of the App Inventor environment. Just follow the steps to make your own app!
Mood Ring invites teens to track how they are feeling using any combo of nine emojis, and to reach out to trusted others when they are having a rough time. Inspired by YR Media stories Only Smiling on the Outside: Teens Hide Depression and Could Your Next Therapist Be Your Phone?
Make an app that can take a photo and set it as the background, draw different-colored dots and lines on the photo, and sends the photo to your friends. Inspired by NPR story Snapchat Goes Public In Largest Tech IPO Since Alibaba.