Fire Tech Camp was a great experience and the best camp I've ever been to. I think the camp does a great job in combining fun with learning.Emma, 13yr old programmer
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Build A Mobile Phone App
Have you ever had a great idea for a simple Mobile App but not known where to start to build it? Join us for an introduction to Thunkable, a block-based programming environment that allows you to build simple Mobile Phone Apps with minimal prior knowledge. Whether you’re looking to create a prototype or the next great app, Thunkable will let you get started easily.
Build A Mobile Phone App
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
Learn the basics of Thunkable
Learn how to use the Thunkable website to build a simple mobile phone app
Learn to plan out your app
Learn to plan out what components you will use and how they will interact
Learn to deploy your app
Learn how you can deploy you app so that your friends and family can use it
What is a Fire Tech Experience?
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, …
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, Fire Tech Experiences introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.
Have you ever had an idea for a simple Mobile Phone App, but no idea how to get started with turning it into a real thing? One place you could start is with Thunkable. Thunkable uses a block-based programming environment in the browser to allow you to quickly build and publish your apps in both iOS and Android platforms!
In this super creative Fire Tech Experience, we’ll take you through the basics of building your own app, planning out the steps needed, working on the User Interface and creating the logic to make it all work. We will take you through the basics of Thunkable and app deployment. Best of all is that if you create your own app you can share it with your friends and family for them to use.
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- The basics of Thunkable
- Ideas around what makes a good user interface and what doesn't
- How to combine the interface of an app with the logic needed to make it work
- How to plan out what an app will do
- How to deploy an app so that friends and family can access it