Children who have previously attended our Android App Building workshops may be pleased to hear that the team over at App Inventor (the platform we use to build our apps) will shortly be running their Appathon 2021 app building competition for all ages.
The theme of the competition is to design and make an app that helps someone in need or makes a difference to the community. I know from running these workshops that pupils have a great imagination and I have no doubt they could come up with some creative ideas for this contest.
If you’re interested, or know someone who might, the link to the competition is here: https://appathon.appinventor.mit.edu . Registration opens on the 1st of June with the competition running between the 18th and 31st June.
This summer’s app building workshops will involve making a simple pirate game. The aim is to defend your island from random boats trying to invade. As the game progresses, the boats increase in number and speed. Here it is running on the Kindle Fire.
It’s been rather busy lately as preparation continues for a few up and coming courses and events. Today saw the last half-term app building workshop where we made a few silly but fun apps for Android phones and tablets. These sessions taught the pupils important concepts of design and I hope it encourages them to continue building on their ideas.