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Add an icon in Android App Inventor

A quick guide outlining how to create an icon for your App Inventor App.

  1. Head over to “http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/”
  2. Log-in if you haven’t already done so.
  3. You may have to select my projects from the top left menu.
  4. Now you should see a list of your projects. For this example select the “Hello Purr” app.
  5. Look to the right hand of the screen and you will see a “Properties” panel.
  6. Click inside the “Icon” box and you will be able to select from pre-loaded images or add a new image.

Good luck!

-Scott Krieder

Configuring Bit-Bucket with Eclipse.

This guide will assume that you are fairly comfortable with the Eclipse IDE and that you have zero experience with subversion, bit-bucket or mercurial. Enjoy.

1. Head on over to http://bit-bucket.org and click on the giant yellow “Sign up free” button.

2. Fill out the sign up form.

3. At the top of the Bit Bucket page find the Repositories tab and mouse over it.

4. Select “Create new repository.”

5. Create your repository.  (Note: Don’t forget to select “private” if you need a private repository.)

6.  Select “Repositories” again from the top menu and click on the name of your newly created repository.

7. This will load a details page and you will see the url that you need to copy for interaction with this repository.

In my example it appears as “hg clone http://…

You will only need the http://…

8. Fire up eclipse.

9. Find the “Help” menu on the far right of.

10. If you have never installed an Eclipse plugin this part may seem a little ugly, but after you do it once you get the hang of it.

Select “Install New Software…”

11. The following software install menu should pop up.

Select “Add” on the far right.

12. On the next screen you need to enter a URL for where the plugin can be found.

The mercurial plugin for eclipse is located here:

http://cbes.javaforge.com/update
After that select the plugin and accept the terms.

13. Now I’m going to go ahead and assume that someone has already created a repository and you are importing a project.  If not than you can skip a few steps and just commit and push your repository.

In Eclipse select “File” > “Import”

14. Select the “Mercurial” folder and then “Clone Existing Mercurial Repository”

15. Enter the repository url, your username and password.

16. Go ahead and code away. Make sure to (right click and) commit any new files and folders that you create. And if you’re attempting to be professional make sure to include decent comments on all changes.

17. Once you’re ready to push your committed changes go ahead and (right click) and push.  Then simply follow the directions. If you have any trouble you may need to “Force Push” your changes.

Happy coding!

Scott Krieder

Getting Started with the Android Application Inventor

Getting started with the app inventor is pretty straight forward.  But if you lose your way follow the steps below to get started.