MIT App Inventor Yourth Mobile App Contest

    Put on Your Inventing Caps

    MIT App Inventor invites you to enter our first MIT App Inventor Youth Mobile Power App Challenge, with YR Media. This contest is open to individuals or teams of up to three middle or high school students who reside in the US.

    For the last several years, the MIT App Inventor team has been working with our good friends from YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) to create a series of apps and app building guides related to news stories about youth issues reported by youth working at YR Media.

    Now it’s your turn.

    The MIT App Inventor Youth Mobile Power App Challenge, with YR Media asks you (and your teammates) to invent an app, using MIT App Inventor, that relates to one of a curated set of YR Media stories. Apps will be judged in two divisions, Middle School (gr. 5-8) and High School (gr. 9-12).

    The Inventors of the top app in each division will be invited to present their apps at the MIT App Inventor 10th Anniversary Summit, Aug 1-3, 2019. They will meet members of the MIT App Inventor team and representatives from YR Media.

    These winners will receive complimentary tickets to the Summit and related events, as well as limited financial aid to offset travel costs. All participants will receive a digital certificate of participation, and the apps and stories of each finalist team will be featured on the MIT App Inventor website.

    Registration is now closed.

    If you have registered for the challenge, you should have received an email update about your registration. If you have not received an email, please let us know.

    Email app-inventor-challenge@mit.edu(link sends e-mail)


    Submitted apps must be published to the MIT App Inventor Gallery. Here are instructions on how to publish your app and get a valid link to share.


    Contest Dates:

    • Registration Closed - March 22, 2019
    • Submission Due - April 29, 2019
    • Winners Announced - early June, 2019
    • Winning Apps presented at MIT App Inventor Summit - Aug 1-3, 2019


    Get Started Follow these simple directiosn to build your first app


    Getting Started with MIT App Inventor 2

    App Inventor is a cloud-based tool, which means you can build apps right in your web browser. This website offers all the support you'll need to learn how to build your own apps. Visit it at ai2.appinventor.mit.edu. You can get there by clicking the orange "Create Apps!" button from any page on this website.

    1. Setup Instructions:Set up your phone or tablet for live testing (or,start the emulator if you don't have a mobile device)

    2. Designer and Blocks Editor Overview: Take a tour of the App Inventor environment

    3. Beginner Tutorials: Jump in and get started programming in App Inventor

    4. Packaging and Sharing Apps: Package your app and share it with your friends