- 08-18-2010, 09:10 PM #2
- 08-18-2010, 09:13 PM #3
If you spend the time to go through the sample apps, they take you through a lot of the capabilities and explain a lot of the Block Editor. I've actually been working on an app for the company I work for, but there are a few things I'm having trouble with.
Try the samples though. The Block Editor is pretty logical, but you have to do a few to really get it.
- 08-18-2010, 09:24 PM #4
- 08-18-2010, 09:31 PM #5
Exactly. I was able to construct a pretty functional calculator to compare the power savings between electric motors of different efficiencies. I was able to craft a pretty complex equation in the Block Editor and some nifty little interactions based on the inputted data. It only took a few hours of learning to get that far. It's not overly complicated, it's just different from what you're used to.
- 08-18-2010, 09:56 PM #6
I had to teach myself not to overthink it and then things started to go a bit smootherಠ_ಠ
- 08-18-2010, 11:05 PM #7
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I know HTML, the fundamentals of Java Script and C++.
I've done some coding and scripting in Arma II as well.
Is that enough to be able to get in and have a little fun with it?
How complex of a program can you make with this, anyone have an idea yet?"Under the Willow, he sleeps and dreams, of Heaven."
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- 08-18-2010, 11:16 PM #8ಠ_ಠ
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- 08-19-2010, 12:43 AM #10
For me, App Inventor is just going to be my interface builder - I'm not so good at HTML markup and XML.
Right now, I'm coding an application that will sync a Job Database that I've already written a program for in C++ - All I'm really missing is the interface that it will use.
I think I'm being pretty intuitive and using Dropbox as my sync syndicate.
- 08-19-2010, 03:47 AM #11
I recived my app inventor invite late last night and haven't even had chance to load it yet.
Has anybody loaded it onto a PC already loaded with eclipses carbide3.4 sdk? as i would hate to end up with conflicts and loose all the work on carbide before i even start with Google app inventor.Samsung galaxy Nexus i9250 stock
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- 08-19-2010, 07:46 PM #18Samsung galaxy Nexus i9250 stock
- 08-22-2010, 08:02 AM #19
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It's odd. I just got through with all the basic tutorials. I did each one twice from scratch so I can really get a good understanding of the blocks. One thing struck me as strange though, the grammar in the tutorials is really ****ing bad."If you're going to kill the animal it seems only polite to use the whole thing." -Fergus Henderson
- 08-22-2010, 11:01 AM #20
- 08-22-2010, 08:52 PM #21
I know absolutely no code (though a bit of HTML), and I find it to be fairly easy. So I guess coming in with no background experience is a bit of a plus?
Anyways, talking to some of my dev friends on Twitter, they have a hard time with it. Anyways. Just going to keep playing with it.
- 08-23-2010, 10:02 AM #22
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You CAN copy/paste sets of blocks, with CTRL-C and CTRL-V. There's no menu option for it, but the keyboard shortcut works fine. I've used this for replicating an action, but the catch is that you do have to manually replace the variables that change. So if you have Total1, Total2, and Total3, you can't just change the 1 to 2, you have to take out the Total1 block and replace it with a Total2 block. It's a pain, but you can use copy/paste to save SOME time because you can have all the math blocks in their places already.