Leonie McGlashan said:
To get Java workin in Chrome I had to go through Settings - advanced settings - privacy settings - plugins to enable Java all the time. It took a while to figure out.
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As we mentioned in Task 1, App Inventor runs in your browser but there is some software that you will have to download to your computer to get the inventor to work.
You should also note that you will need a Google account to use the MIT beta service. This is the only authentication method provided right now, so make sure you use your Gmail account to log in to the App Inventor.
App Inventor is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows but make sure that you download the right package for your system as explained in this tutorial: Set Up your computer.
App Inventor uses Java technology to run, and as you will see in the set up instructions, there are two main tests that you have to make sure have passed before you can run the software:
If you are having any trouble please leave a message in the comments, and if you had a problem but found a fix for it, make sure you share it with all the participants so that we can all help each other.
If you haven't had any problems with the installation, why not helping someone else that might be having trouble by letting your tips as comments to this task?
Eeep, I stop here for a while. I'm on Mac, and installing the required Java 7 will disable my system from using Java 6. I'm going to have to do some research that and see if it is going to clobber other things I need to do, or open any security holes.
Might be back, might be a while.
I'm ussing Ubuntu 12.04 and I had some problems when oppening the block editor.
I post here how I solved in case is useful for someone.
Since Ubuntu cames with OpenJDK instead of Oracle's, you have to install the Oracle's one in order block editor works.
There are many tutorials to install it on the web, available by searching in google for Install Java in Unbuntu 12.04 .
The one I used is very simple as it install by ppa. Although is written in spanish, what you have to type on the terminal is bold-face.
After installing Java, every time we click on Open block editor, it will ask wich aplication we want to open it (we select Oracle JAva 7 Web start) and to confirm to run the aplication.
After that, the Block Editor will open.
I still have problems to conect my phone (HTC Wilfire S) becouse Block Editor don't recognize it (it shows many ??????? on device selection window). By now is not an important issue as I can work in the emulator and then install the app on the device, but it would be nice to solve it.
thanks for the feedback it is really useful!
The problem with linux and devices is really an Android issue, not an App Inventor one, but as the software relies on the platform then we have to put up with it :)
It works fine! Thank you very much!
I did as is told in the first link( the second method), creating the file 99-android.rules and copying the code replacing the idVendor and idProduct, and the block editor recognized the phone without problems.
I did this task earlier when I was at the library but what the hey...Now I really need to pony up the money and get the unlocked phone from Google so I don't just have to use the emulator. I have not progressed far enough yet with the Android SDK or my Android knowledge to know whether I can get an android os vdi image for VirtualBox