AppInventor has moved to http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ AppInventor was a participant in the #HourOfCode this year and last. Also, my ILearnedToProgram permacode is here. AppInventor, now hosted by MIT instead of Google, is still a great way to code Droid Apps even for the Google Play Store! You owe it to yourself to try out the new tutorials using you own Droid CellPhone to test out your Blocky/Scratch code! BTW, I know it's New Year's Eve, but I saw someone reading this old post and just had to update it. I'm trying this new incarnation of AppInventor with my Computing Independent Study aka CIS(theta) students!
ORIGINAL POST (2011.0521):
My AP Computer Science students finally got tired of playing bzflag, starcraft1, tremulous, openarena and glest after their AP exam during AP week. So, they wrangled me into starting a final project based on programming apps for the Droid OS! Here's what we've accomplished so far:
#droid does! Step 1: dl #chrome to run #google #appinventor on our 32bit #ubuntu #desktop 10.10. We have #jre installed and hope we don't need #jdk
If you use a network proxy to get internet access, make sure that both JRE and JDK are configured to use it. For the JRE, goto "System/Preferences/Network Proxy." For JDK, goto "Applications/Accessories/Terminal" and fire up javaws -viewer. At my school, I had to use my network login credentials on each station to get *.jnlp files to run correctly!