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How to make an app

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What is MIT App Inventor?
Facebook is the all time top free app, with 200m downloads
Angry birds is the all time top paid app, reaching 1 billion downloads
Flappy Bird


Steve jobs was actually opposed to third-party apps at first
Rovio Entertainment made angry birds
mark zuckerberg made Facebook
How can you make an app?
Steps to Making an APP
And submitting it to the App Store
Complete Proposal Form
Step 1
Step 2
Create accounts with an App developer and App creator software.
Step 3
Click on the button that allows you to start making an app.
Decide what you would like to do with the options you have
Choose a name for the App
Make and edit the app
Step 4
Your mobile application—like all written code—is a literary work protected by the United States Copyright Act.
Submit the app to the app store.
Step 5


Marketing
Social Media
Mobile App Entrepreneur
Young Entreprenuers
1. There's got to be an app for that?

2. I can make that!

3. How do I make it?
Marketing
Set a budget - good resource is the free download "App Monetization Guide"

Create hype about your app before release - email reviewers and technology bloggers, raise awareness in niche community on forums and through contacting key people, manage Facebook and Twitter accounts devoted to app

Plan multiple release stages to build a following and receive more attention with improvements
What conclsions can you draw from this
What people expect from brands online.
Hate celebrity product indorsements
Price is important
Social Media
Her marketing strategy? The element of surprise and word of mouth.

Beyonce promoted her album by using word of mouth advertising. She spent NO money to advertise her new album, she did no promotion marketing, yet sold hundreds of thousands of copies of her s album in several hours.

All Beyonce did was post a short video on Instagram & Facebook announcing her new album was available on iTunes. You and the rest of her fans networked to market her album all over Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

Network marketing, simply put, is word of mouth advertising. That's it. Sharing products and/or services with others. If you've ever told someone about a restaurant you went to, a movie you saw, a new cell phone you bought...really anything and they then go to that restaurant, see that movie, ect...you've done network marketing! Now I'm sure you probably just realized that you and EVERYONE else in the world does network marketing every day, you just don't get PAID for it. And that is the point I'm driving home here. If you do network marketing every day, why not also get paid for it?

App inventor allows you to create applications for Android phones using a web browser & either a connected phone or emulator


Allows beginners to learn programming by building mobile apps for phones and tablets.

Goal is two-fold: to empower people to thrive in today's increasingly digital society, and to infuse the software development field with creative thinkers.
(28) Science, technology, and society. (D) explain the role of telecommunication technology and computer technology in developing the modern global economy and society.
TEKS
http://learn.code.org/s/6/level/148
http://www.code.org
Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.
Educational Resources:
Essential Questions
1. How has the development of the computer and the Internet changed the way people work?

2. How have advances in technology made the world more globally interdependent and affected people’s lives?

3. Which technologies have had the most powerful impact on cultural sharing?

4. How have computers affected the way people gather information and communicate with one another?
Introduction to Coding

Egyptian Revolution of 2011
"We Are All Khaled Said"

Social media networks helped Egyptian activists organise massive street protests that led to the fall of former President of Egypt
United States Government
(18) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the role the government plays in developing policies and establishing conditions that influence scientific discoveries and technological innovations. The student is expected to:

(A) understand how U.S. constitutional protections such as patents have fostered competition and entrepreneurship

(19) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of advances in technology on government and society.


World History
http://www.codecademy.com
Codecademy is an education company committed to building the best learning experience inside and out. It is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in six different programming languages like Python, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, and Ruby, as well as markup languages including HTML and CSS
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It’s the most powerful language in the world, but most don’t understand it.
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Only .01% (digital elite) of the world know how to program
Coding is the future - Almost everything we do is governed by technology
Increase diversity in the field
Increase interest in the field
Event Handler - process actions such as mouse movements and keystrokes

Blocks - commands / response to an Event Handler

http://learn.code.org/sh/20705672
Google App Developers
Google Play Store
Apple Developers
Itunes
The Apple App Store takes 3-4 weeks for app approval.
Pay an annual fee of $99
Only pay a one-time registration fee of $25
Developers can earn 70% of the revenue generated from the sales of their app in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store
Others
Safari Developers Program - Free
Juniper Research estimates in 2014 the direct and indirect revenues from sales of mobile applications will total 25 billion dollars.
Stanford University - iPhone Application Programming (itunes)
Types of Apps
Magic 8 Ball
Digital Doodle
PaintPot Tutorial
TalkToMe App: Shake!
No Text While Driving for AI2
Busy driving or in a meeting? Set this app to auto-respond to incoming texts by sending a reply text and also speaking the incoming text out loud.
PaintPot lets you scribble in different colors by touching the screen to draw dots and lines. PaintPic extends this app to use the camera component to take a new picture for drawing upon.
Guidelines
Apps must not use student data for purposes unrelated to its educational function.

Apps must have a content rating of "Everyone"

App content, including ads displayed by the app, must be consistent with the app's maturity rating. The app must not display any “offensive” content

Apps must comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and all other applicable laws and regulations.
Examples
Magic love Ball

Ask the Dark Lord Magic 8 Ball

Magic Pick-Up Lines v1 (you're so sweet you're giving me a toothache)

Samuel L Jacksons Magic 8-ball
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