Installing and using companion using only a tablet

Context : you want to learn programming with MIT app inventor and see, in real time, your modifications. But you only dispose of a tablet in supervision of a teacher or a parent, so no computer and no mobile phone.

Step 1: The easiest way: install and start the companion on your tablet

  • install the mobile companion from app. store
  • start this companion
  • open your web browser with the MIT app inventor web application url/links
  • login with your account
  • change view to computer mode (not default mobile one)

Step 2: get web browser app and mobile companion app on the same view/screen

  • show the 2 applications on your tablet (side by side) with the tablet built in screen splitter

Step 3: open or create a new application, or open a tutorial within the web browser application

Step 4 : see your application live within the mobile app companion

  • on your web browser application, touch the connect menu
  • choose companion
  • copy the 6 digits
  • go on companion
  • fill it with the 6 digits
  • touch the connect with code button
  • be patient, your application is loading ...

Step 5 to ... : and tadam you enjoy of everything without any frustration :blush:

Kindest Regards.


I'm sorry, I'm just trying to prevent spam, what are you discussing about? A problem? A guide?

Only a basic guide for school teachers and all children willing to learn programming from their tablet. No computer, no phone ... only a tablet at disposal, controlled by teacher or parents.

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You should format your steps this way:

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Have a nice day, take care.

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