I updated the LoginOnly Thunkable app which can be used as a template for any app you build that requires user login. Check out the updated tutorial which instructs you on how to use this template app to create your own apps.
The app uses Thunkable’s drag and drop interface, Firebase for login, and Cloudinary to store profile pics for users. You can create the app in about 30 minutes including setting up free accounts at Thunkable, Firebase, and Cloudinary.
Drag and Drop Code: Create iPhone and Androids Apps with Thunkable, is now available! Program your iPhone, iPad, or Android, no experience required!
Along with my co-author Rafiki Cai, I am pleased to announce what may be the most fun and creative introduction to coding, ever! The eBook is just $9.99, and the paperback is coming soon.
The book steps readers through the creation of 12 apps, teaching coding fundamentals along the way, and encouraging exploration and creative remixing. Learn while creating– what a concept!
In my USF classes, students build and install an app on their phone in the first twenty minutes of class, even before I go over the syllabus! Thunkable’s cross-platform nature makes it possible: students learning to code by building apps on their own phones.
The book, and Thunkable, are perfect for:
Self-directed learning and app building, both kids and adults
Introductory K-12 and University courses
After-school coding and entrepreneurship programs
Informal learning pods looking for fun and creative projects
Family coding clubs
Prototyping and rapid code development by entrepreneurs and organizations
Please help us in getting the word out!
David Wolber Professor, University of San Francisco
More than 1.5 million mobile apps with around 16 million monthly active users have been created on Thunkable, a platform that grew out of MIT. The apps were designed to do things like educate, entertain, and turn a profit — and they were all built without writing a single line of code.
That’s because Thunkable offers an intuitive drag-and-drop system that allows noncoders to build robust mobile apps that work across Apple and Android devices. The company’s tools allow anyone to build professional-grade apps, and the results prove developers aren’t the only people with great ideas.
AppInventor.org — an educational site for people with no coding experience seeking to create mobile apps — was voted one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning, by the American Association of School Libraries.
Winning sites foster qualities of creativity, innovation, collaboration and active participation. Websites must possess tools and resources offered in categories of digital storytelling, social networking and communications, managing and organizing, curriculum collaboration and content resources.
AppInventor.org was founded by computer science Professor David Wolber. It’s used globally and its website reaches approximately 60,000 unique users per month. The website provides teaching materials based on the App Inventor language created by Hal Abelson and others at MIT.