Light on App Inventor Software place on the occasion of Africa com IT meeting , jun 13-14 2012 Dakar Senegal

Although the african developers is growing accross the continent ,more of them are often suffering to the lack of :

  • Good practices 
  • specific technologies 
  • best informations ..
Thus, Connectikpeople on the occasion of the upcoming Africa com IT summit in Dakar(jun13-15 ,2012), zoom onto Appinventor software opportunities like to help african developers .

App Inventor for Android is an application originally provided by Google and now maintained by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It allows anyone, including people unfamiliar with computer programming, to create software applications for the Android operating system (OS). It uses a graphical interface, very similar to Scratch and the StarLogo TNG user interface, that allowes users to drag-and-drop visual objects to create an application that can run on the Android system, which runs on many mobile devices. The application was made available through request on July 12, 2010, and released publicly on December 15, 2010. Google terminated App Inventor on December 31, 2011. 
The compiler that translates the visual blocks language for implementation on Android uses the Kawa language framework and Kawa's dialect of the Scheme programming language, developed by Per Bothner and distributed as part of the GNU operating system by the Free Software Foundation.
In August 2011, Google announced that App Inventor would be discontinued as a Google product, and that the code would become open sourced. It is now part of the MIT Center for Mobile Learning which is at the MIT Media Lab, run by App Inventor creator Hal Abelson, along with fellow MIT professors Eric Klopfer and Mitchel Resnick (both of whom were also instrumental in the creation of the project).


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