Working in App Inventor students play the role of software developers hired to create a prototype App which will act as a music player and music database, allowing users to upload and play songs along with creating playlist and other features.
Students start by breaking down the project into tasks, working in groups to design and plan the project. They design the App’s layout and user interface, along with how the App will work in the background.
Once this is complete, they program and test the App making sure it has the full capabilities of a music player while storing individual songs. The project also doubles as a mini game where the students earn or lose money and try to keep their startup from failing during the Apps development.