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BCS Appathon

Be part of the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications at the same time!

Individuals and families with children over the age of 10 (or possibly a very IT-savvy younger child) are welcome to come and learn how to build Android apps using MIT AppInventor, which is a free, web-based system for creating simple apps using drag-and-drop coding techniques.

Using a mixture of talk, activities, and hands-on coding we will help you build some simple interactive applications that you run and install on your own Android phones or tablets. You will leave the day with apps you’ve built, and the software installed on your own laptop to play around with it once you get home.

Date: 13th June 2015

Venue: Department of Computer Science, Building 12, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Participants must arrive by 10.00am because we blow the whistle at 10:30 and if they are not in the room they can't be counted for the record.

To attend, register online at:

The contents of the Appathon Pendrive can be downloaded here

If you would like to edit and run an App which keeps track of the amount of wobble and time while racing each other, you can download and then import the source files for the App. There are several problems with the App - can you make it better?