Build A Mobile Phone App

Have you ever wondered how to build a custom mobile app? Join us for an introduction to Thunkable, a block-based programming environment that allows you to build a mobile app from scratch 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
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For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection.
For in person courses: you will need a laptop with the same specification, please see below for more information. If this is a problem or you are unsure about anything, please contact us via info@fire-tech.com
Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here

Build A Mobile Phone App

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection.
For in person courses: you will need a laptop with the same specification, please see below for more information. If this is a problem or you are unsure about anything, please contact us via info@fire-tech.com
Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here

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Course highlights

Turn your idea into a Mobile App

Turn your idea into a Mobile App

Use Thunkable to build your own mobile app

Explore Thunkable

Explore Thunkable

Find out about the capabilities of the Thunkable platform

Build a Mobile App from scratch

Build a Mobile App from scratch

Go from an idea to a working app you can share with your friends

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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 on both iOS and Android platforms!

In this super creative Fire Tech Experience, we’ll take you through the basics of building your own custom mobile 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.

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FAQs

How do I build a mobile phone app?

There are many ways that Mobile Phone apps can be developed, but Thunkable gives you an easy way to get started, using block-based coding to create the logic, building your own apps has never been easier.

How much does it cost to build a mobile phone app?

Building a Mobile Phone App using Thunkable starts off free. If you discover a talent for it then you may want to pay for the service at a later date, to access their more comprehensive features.

Are mobile apps easy to build?

Using Thunkable it’s as easy to build a Mobile Phone App as it is to make the cat move in Scratch as they’re both based on the same underlying technologies.

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 introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.

What if I can’t get the software onto my computer before the Experience happens?

Thunkable is web-based and runs in the browser, so as long as you have an internet connection you should be able to use the software (you will need to sign up to their website for free though).

What your child will learn

  • The basics of Thunkable
  • How to build your own custom mobile app
  • 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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