Social Media & Ed Tech

Ready to Go Mobile?

Join us in this workshop and build your very first mobile application!

📅 Wednesday, May 5th, 2021, 5-7pm EST

💻 Delivered virtually

About this Workshop

Want to build your first mobile application, but don’t know anything about coding? You might be surprised that you’ll be able to build a mobile application in this workshop, and without writing a single line of code! This workshop will introduce how you can actually build and use your first mobile application. Using MIT Mobile App Inventor, you will design and develop a mobile application ready to use in your personal mobile device.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this virtual event, participants will be able to:

  • Familiarize with MIT App Inventor.

  • Design multiple screens for their mobile application.

  • Develop a user’s interaction with the components (e.g., button, image, text).

  • Explore advanced features (e.g., taking pictures, using text-to-speech, navigating on maps).

  • Test the mobile application on their personal device.


    • Introduction and explaining the MIT App Inventor.

    • Participant registration with the development environment.

(*Please note that a Gmail account is required to use the MIT App Inventor.)

    • Downloading AI Companion to their personal device.

    • Designing the first screen.

    • Designing the second screen with visuals.

    • Designing the third screen with more interactive components.

    • Exploring advanced features.

    • Closing remarks.


Dr. Yusuf Yilmaz (@YusufYilmazPhD) is a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University. He is situated within the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD), MERIT (@MERIT_McMaster), and the McMaster Department of Medicine (@MacDeptMed). He is an avid scholar in health professions education, and conducts research and scholarship within education technology.