[IAEP] Google demos Scratch-based Android development tool for students

C. Scott Ananian cscott at cscott.net
Thu Jul 15 16:12:10 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero
<rafael at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> I don't know if it's a crazy idea but i guess TA can be used also to
> construct activities,
> Defining specific general blocks for general sugar specifics, like
> graphics toolkit and prescence.

The key missing piece seems to be an event model.  If I understand
AppInventor (and Open Blocks) correctly, when you drag (say) a button
widget into the "App" window, you magically get a "when
Button1.clicked:" piece in the "Script" window, which you can then
connect additional blocks to (including android-specific blocks, like
"Make a phone call to:").

You could take the open source Open Blocks piece and build up a
similar tool for Sugar, or extend Turtle Art or Scratch this way by
adding (like you say) the appropriate Sugar/GTK blocks and events.

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