Android Game Development

March 1, 2012

Whilst in the process of designing a few creative programming workshops for schools.  I stumbled upon App Inventor (ex-Google), now being supported by MIT in America. After a few emails, I now have access to the MIT beta (experimental) version of AI.  It has been a bit of a learning curve, but I really made some headway today.  I more or less have the GUI aspect of a prototype game in place.  This game is my second serious application.  The first is a Ceramic Firing Aid to help me when biscuit firing sculpture with a manual propane gas kiln.  The app takes input from myself as to the type of firing I wish to complete and outputs a virtual kiln temperature (including ramps) as a guide for myself to follow.

If you fire your own ceramics in a manual kiln (It’s nicer doing this as you feel part of the process), and you own an Android device (Phone, Tablet etc) then feel free to download the APK file here.

You need to set your phone to enable “non-market” apps (Google it to find out how).

If you find it handy, or have any suggestions, I would love to hear from you.

More to come…

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