Posted: Wed. Aug. 31, 2011
Due: Start of lecture on Thu. Sep. 01, 2011
Using the Market app, download the Barcode Scanner app from the ZXing Team.
Use the Barcode Scanner app to "read" the following three QR codes. On your Assignment 1 page, tell us what the scanner reports for each QR code.
QR Code #1: This is a message. What is it?
QR Code #2: This is a link to a web page. What's on that web page?
QR Code #3: This is a link to an App Inventor application. Click on the link to download the app and touch the home button to go to the home screen. You'll see a blinking downward pointing arrow at the top of the screen while it downloads. "Pull" the top line of the screen down (like a window shade) and you'll see a box containing a downloading file name with a .apk extension. When the file is completely downloaded, touch this box to install the app. Run it to see what it does. (If you have trouble with these instructions; don't sweat it; we'll cover them at the beginning of Thursday's class.)
Using the Market app, find and download a free app that seems interesting to you. Play with it.
On your Assignment 1 page, write a short blurb explaining what app you chose, why you chose it, what it does, and your evaluation of the app. What's good about it? What's bad about it?