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.

  • Ages:

    13-17

  • Equipment:
    Laptop required
  • Available locations:
    • Online
  • Pricing details
    Price:

    £10

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).

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).

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In this course picker times will be displayed in timezone chosen above but all times shown elsewhere will reflect the UK Times these events take place.

February
Online - Remote Learning
Sat Feb 12th 10:00am-11:30am 1 Days
Total£10
March
Online - Remote Learning
Sat Mar 19th 10:00am-11:30am 1 Days
Total£10
April
Online - Remote Learning
Sat Apr 30th 10:00am-11:30am 1 Days
Total£10
June
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Jun 6th 5:00pm-6:30pm 1 Days
Total£10

Course highlights

Learn the basics of Thunkable

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 your app

Learn to plan out what components you will use and how they will interact

Learn to deploy your app

Learn to deploy your app

Learn how you can deploy you app so that your friends and family can use it

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Course Overview

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
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"I learnt so much and the course has definitely made me consider studying computer science and coding in the future."

Aaniya, Teen student