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#7190217 Jan 05, 2013 at 01:30 PM · Edited over 8 years ago
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Here is the app. I can't find a way to use the dual phone emulator idea to work, so I made sure everything at the end looked like the quest and built it. I have only apple phones, so I can't test in real life. It was a very complicated app, but I have some past coding experience that I have been drawing on heavily.



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#7249038 Jan 18, 2013 at 02:27 PM
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[url=http://computersrfun.wikispaces.com/textanddrive]
http://computersrfun.wikispaces.com/textanddrive[/url]

Is there any support ANYWHERE for these quests? I NEVER would have spent a dime on this course if I had known no one ever checks in.
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#7261698 Jan 21, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Guild Officers
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Linda, I've emailed you separately, and responded to your GetSat post, as well. Each guild officer monitors their own quests and forums, in this case, it's Dr. Hsu who oversees the app quests. You can contact him by clicking on the Roster and email him from there.

We do want unhappy campers, and will provide a refund if you choose. You can contact me at lisadawley@gogolabs.net.

Thank you.
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#8245025 Aug 05, 2013 at 08:05 AM · Edited 8 years ago
25 Posts
I guess this might be daunting for people with no programing experience, but I am a noob at programming, and this seemed pretty strait forward. This app really shows off some of the more powerful features App Inventor can do!

It also give me pause. My students could do a lot of harm with this. All it would take would be to put a for loop that increments by 1 and put the cap at 1000, then you could have the app send 1000 text messages as a response to someone. If you hid that part in the code of a different app it could end up costing someone a lot of money since many of my students are on prepaid android phones.

There are probably guards against this, but it seems like you could hide in another app the ability to duplicate text messages and send them to someone other than who was intended.

If I could think of those pranks off the top of my head, think of what a 15 year old boy will come up with. :)





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#8246102 Aug 05, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Adventurer
97 Posts
#8245025 EpicPhelan wrote:

I guess this might be daunting for people with no programing experience, but I am a noob at programming, and this seemed pretty strait forward. This app really shows off some of the more powerful features App Inventor can do!

It also give me pause. My students could do a lot of harm with this. All it would take would be to put a for loop that increments by 1 and put the cap at 1000, then you could have the app send 1000 text messages as a response to someone. If you hid that part in the code of a different app it could end up costing someone a lot of money since many of my students are on prepaid android phones.

There are probably guards against this, but it seems like you could hide in another app the ability to duplicate text messages and send them to someone other than who was intended.

If I could think of those pranks off the top of my head, think of what a 15 year old boy will come up with. :)

haha...that's a nice one.
by the way, the QR Code doesn't work. It's created using the link to the QR code image, not the link to your .apk file.





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#8246154 Aug 05, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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Thanks for catching that. I fixed the QR code and just tried it on my phone. It works.
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#8302191 Aug 17, 2013 at 02:23 AM
25 Posts
I had to use the emulator. Here is a screenshot showing both of them. I also used the text to speech which worked with the emulator



Here is the QR Code
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#9385383 Apr 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM
7 Posts
Unfortunately, the instructions refer to the old version of appInventor. I still completed the quest - but it is time for an update.

_____ ____ ______ ______
\__ \ _/ ___\ / ___// ___/
/ __ \\ \___ \___ \ \___ \
(____ /\___ >____ >____ >
\/ \/ \/ \/


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#10131453 Oct 10, 2014 at 09:58 AM
13 Posts
My fiance did not appreciate the auto responses while I was building this app. Had no idea what was going on. Added location information to the auto response. Would like to figure out a way for the app only to initiate when gps indicates movement.

App
No Text while driving app

QR Code

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#10131628 Oct 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM
Adventurer
97 Posts
What about your own learning?
Did you get something out of this app making process?
What might be some extended educational uses for your 5th-6th graders if you could customize this app?

#10131453 Benjis wrote:

My fiance did not appreciate the auto responses while I was building this app. Had no idea what was going on. Added location information to the auto response. Would like to figure out a way for the app only to initiate when gps indicates movement.

App
No Text while driving app

QR Code

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#10132408 Oct 10, 2014 at 02:04 PM
13 Posts
I am finding it easier to get around the app building process and parts of it make sense, but when I start looking at portions that have not been discussed or used yet I find it more difficult because documentation is limited. I have enjoyed the time spent searching and playing around with options, but as I start adding parts it becomes a jumble and I have to take a step back. My hope is that as I finish the basic tutorials I will have more comfort with the various parts.
It think that for my 5th and 6th graders they will enjoy and be able to get into the painting and hellopurr apps. I think that the color and adding cameras and other functionality will be right up their alley. From there, there will be a large gap with my students. Some will spend hours tinkering and researching (as I have) while others will not have the developmental abilities to make the leaps. Overall it will be a great introduction to the idea of programming.
I talked with a few of my students at lunch and they liked the location feature because they sometimes get texts from parents while on the bus, but they don't really know where they are. They thought it would be cool if it could text an eta instead of just a map location.

#10131628 Dr. Hsu wrote:

What about your own learning?
Did you get something out of this app making process?
What might be some extended educational uses for your 5th-6th graders if you could customize this app?

#10131453 Benjis wrote:

My fiance did not appreciate the auto responses while I was building this app. Had no idea what was going on. Added location information to the auto response. Would like to figure out a way for the app only to initiate when gps indicates movement.

App
No Text while driving app

QR Code

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#10141187 Oct 12, 2014 at 09:02 PM
13 Posts
Picture of App




QR Code



Some of the components in Figure 4-11 are different from what was shown in the other figures. The app seems to only work once and then I have to reset the connection.

My daughter was puzzled when she text me while I was working on the app. So, while I was working on it, I changed the response to: "Working on a new app, I'll contact you shortly"

Building the app isn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Ultimately, I plan to build an app so students can find out about my alternative school. I'll put the QR codes on flyers and posters. I'll have to figure out exactly what I want the app to do to help them make the decision to go back to school. I'm thinking of a game that helps them see their future with or without school.

For the high school students I work with at my other job, I think I may build an app that helps them build a portfolio they can use as a resource when applying for college.
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#10141212 Oct 12, 2014 at 09:07 PM
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Do you think that kids will get a good sense of programming from app building? I find it much easier to create apps since it is a higher level language than program in computers languages such FORTRAN, C or Python. I don't know if it works the other way.



#10132408 Benjis wrote:

I am finding it easier to get around the app building process and parts of it make sense, but when I start looking at portions that have not been discussed or used yet I find it more difficult because documentation is limited. I have enjoyed the time spent searching and playing around with options, but as I start adding parts it becomes a jumble and I have to take a step back. My hope is that as I finish the basic tutorials I will have more comfort with the various parts.
It think that for my 5th and 6th graders they will enjoy and be able to get into the painting and hellopurr apps. I think that the color and adding cameras and other functionality will be right up their alley. From there, there will be a large gap with my students. Some will spend hours tinkering and researching (as I have) while others will not have the developmental abilities to make the leaps. Overall it will be a great introduction to the idea of programming.
I talked with a few of my students at lunch and they liked the location feature because they sometimes get texts from parents while on the bus, but they don't really know where they are. They thought it would be cool if it could text an eta instead of just a map location.


#10131628 Dr. Hsu wrote:

What about your own learning?
Did you get something out of this app making process?
What might be some extended educational uses for your 5th-6th graders if you could customize this app?

#10131453 Benjis wrote:

My fiance did not appreciate the auto responses while I was building this app. Had no idea what was going on. Added location information to the auto response. Would like to figure out a way for the app only to initiate when gps indicates movement.

App
No Text while driving app

QR Code

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#10148114 Oct 14, 2014 at 08:46 AM
13 Posts
Remove the "?attredirects+0" from the links and they will work.

#10141187 MrTheScienceGuy wrote:

Picture of App




QR Code



Some of the components in Figure 4-11 are different from what was shown in the other figures. The app seems to only work once and then I have to reset the connection.

My daughter was puzzled when she text me while I was working on the app. So, while I was working on it, I changed the response to: "Working on a new app, I'll contact you shortly"

Building the app isn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Ultimately, I plan to build an app so students can find out about my alternative school. I'll put the QR codes on flyers and posters. I'll have to figure out exactly what I want the app to do to help them make the decision to go back to school. I'm thinking of a game that helps them see their future with or without school.

For the high school students I work with at my other job, I think I may build an app that helps them build a portfolio they can use as a resource when applying for college.

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#10149618 Oct 14, 2014 at 02:11 PM
Adventurer
97 Posts
Please check your posting after making it.
See Benjis's response.

#10141187 MrTheScienceGuy wrote:

Picture of App




QR Code



Some of the components in Figure 4-11 are different from what was shown in the other figures. The app seems to only work once and then I have to reset the connection.

My daughter was puzzled when she text me while I was working on the app. So, while I was working on it, I changed the response to: "Working on a new app, I'll contact you shortly"

Building the app isn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Ultimately, I plan to build an app so students can find out about my alternative school. I'll put the QR codes on flyers and posters. I'll have to figure out exactly what I want the app to do to help them make the decision to go back to school. I'm thinking of a game that helps them see their future with or without school.

For the high school students I work with at my other job, I think I may build an app that helps them build a portfolio they can use as a resource when applying for college.

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#10150193 Oct 14, 2014 at 04:22 PM
14 Posts


Here is my NoTextWhileRaiding app ;)
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#10150221 Oct 14, 2014 at 04:30 PM
14 Posts
#10131453 Benjis wrote:

My fiance did not appreciate the auto responses while I was building this app. Had no idea what was going on. Added location information to the auto response. Would like to figure out a way for the app only to initiate when gps indicates movement.

App
No Text while driving app

QR Code



For some reason it is truncating the text on the top of the app on my Moto G:



Other that that display bug, the functionality seems to be in place! Well done.
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#10153923 Oct 15, 2014 at 01:31 PM
Adventurer
97 Posts
This is a fun customization!
You also gave it a unique app icon! :)

#10150193 Mr. Selzler wrote:



Here is my NoTextWhileRaiding app ;)

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#10183966 Oct 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM
12 Posts
Here is my app. I made a couple additions: 1) changed the background to something appropriate. 2) Added an icon for the app using the background pic. 3) Added a default message button. I didn't want to have to type the default message back in after a modification was made so I made a shortcut button. I would like to add a function that would make the modify button not functional if there was no text in the text box, but I could not figure that one out. This was challenging but fun. I learned a lot by attempting the blocks over and over until I no longer need my notes to do it. Understanding the blocks is the hardest part for me.

Pic of app


QR code


Direct download
https://sites.google.com/a/aesd.us/mse-arnold-math-7/app-class/NoTextingWhileDriving.apk?attredirects=0&d=1
May the FORCE be with you.
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