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This presentation was recorded by the University of Maine's New Media program. For more information, contact ude.eniam@otiloppij.
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This New Media workshop from 8 December 2020 walks participants through the creation of a cross-platform app in the form of a scavenger hunt. This app could be used to motivate students to find items of interest in a physical location (a nearby park) or online site (a museum website).
The skills needed to code an iPhone or Android app are in high demand, but learning to program both platforms separately can be daunting. This webinar's approach is instead to make a single cross-platform app with the free, versatile React Native framework used by Facebook, Instagram, and other prominent companies. Participants will learn the basics of React Native's HTML-like tags, customize them to fit their objective, and test-drive this new app on their own Android or iOS device.
A laptop and recent smartphone are all that is required. The webinar will show participants how to use Expo Snack, a code editor that works entirely online, and that allows users to view their app on the Web or on their phone via a QR code. We recommend that you install the free, lightweight Expo Go client app for your Android or iPhone before the webinar, though you can follow the process without the app.
This is part of a series of free webinars on cutting-edge technologies offered by the University of Maine's New Media program, which teaches animation, digital storytelling, gaming, music, physical computing, video, and web and app development. These are not Powerpoint lectures but guided demonstrations that students can follow at school or at home on their laptops. More about these webinars.
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