Installing Google’s App Inventor SDK…

Have you ever come back home on a Friday night and after spending a great afternoon with your family, having a hearty dinner and finishing up washing dishes, got to have some extra energy to do something you have been neglecting for quite a few months?

Well, today it was one of those for me and decidedly got to install Google’s “App Inventor” software development kit in my trusty Ubuntu box. So here you are the summary and early comments about the tool installation experience.

First, I opened up an email from “App Inventor Team” which I had been letting accumulate electronic dust at the bottom of my “gmail” account. Yeap, having a Google’s account ID is a mandatory step to get access to any Google’s application and this one is not an exception. In my case I am using my gmail’s account which does the trick for me.

the email highlights Just three easy steps to have “App Inventor” SDK installed and be ready to start using it to create Android applications and run them directly over your phone or emulator in a snap, or at least that is Google’s promise.

I am not going to reproduce what it looks like a very straight forward and clear step by step instructions, I will provide few comments and screen shots from what I did experienced tonight .

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Getting “Ginger Bread” update on my Nexus One …

It is March already? wow, times goes by pretty fast lately or it is just me. Yes February is only 28 days and March will feel longer now that spring is approaching but the fact is, I did not posted any article in February which is pretty bad and need to catch up to meet my goal of at writing at least an article per month this year.

Today was an awesome day, it started slow and not looking too promising but at the end I got to complete few tasks I had been working on recently so it will make my week productive already and on top of that I got a present from my Google friends. Today I got the awaited message “System Update” after turning on my phone this morning. As you can imagine I resisted to apply it immediately and decided to wait until the end of the day so I had the chance to blog about it.

So here it is the sequence of updating to Android OS 2.3.3 “Ginger Bread” with pictures, hope you would enjoy it.

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