This should be the first app you attempt to build when being introduced to App Inventor 2.  The focus off this app is to produce a soundboard.  A soundboard  is a computer program or app that plays many short sound bites or audio clips. There are many different examples of soundboard such as these shown below;

* Example 1

* Example 2

* Example 3

The app you will create will be themed around any app of your choice.  To start you off we will create an app themed around a Cat but then you can customise the theme and in our case we selected Homer Simpson.

Cat InterfaceHomer Interface

 

The app will require you to make use of the following components and techniques;

* Image – A component which can be attached to an picture source such as a JPEG, PNG, BMP

* Button- A component which is visible to the user and can be clicked to provoke an action to occur

* Sound – A component which cannot be seen by a user but has actions such as play, pause, rewind, stop

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

Resource Name Description Resource Link
 Session 2 Evidence Sheet Pupil evidence sheet which focuses on developing the interface for the simple Cat soundboard app and then applying the blocks to give the app functionality word
 Session 3 Evidence Sheet Pupil evidence sheet which focuses on testing the blocks applied to the Cat soundboard within an emulator and then enhancing the app with your own theme e.g. Homer Simpson  word
 Cat Image The image used in the simple Cat based soundboard app image
 Meow Sound The sound “meow” will be played when the user clicks a button in the Cat soundboard app  sound
 Homer Simpson Image The image that could be used to create the Homer Simpson themed soundboard app  image
 D’oh Sound The sound “D’oh” which will be played when the user clicks a button in the Homer Simpson soundboard app sound
Soundboard App Interface Video Tutorial This video tutorial will talk you through the process the of developing a soundboard app.  You will learn how to build the interface for a soundboard app and focus on the components required  video
Soundboard App Blocks Video Tutorial This video tutorial will talk you through adding blocks of instructions into your soundboard app that will making it functional.  You will be shown how to allow the user to trigger an event and then perform the action of playing a sound video
Soundboard App Testing Video Tutorial This video tutorial will talk through using the emulator to test the interface and blocks developed in your app to ensure it works as you intended. video