Quicker search renewal

Is there a way to type a search and the words come out as buttons? And you can use the buttons to make a new search, but type in a new addition.

I am always getting frustrated with the slowness of the renewal of the Google search.
Usually I need to write the whole sentence again to the search bar. And perhaps this happens a third or even a fourth time…

So, could there be buttons that would remember the words you have just used earlier?

Please provide a more detailed explanation of what you are trying to achieve,
what you have done so far, what works, what doesn’t work…

Please show your relevant blocks,
if relevant, your data or lists,
screenshots of the Designer screen or app in action,
so we can see what you are trying to do…

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This is an idea of mine and I will give it a try to explain it better, tomorrow.
I’ve just returned from work and it’s 23 pm here in Finland.

Thank you for your response at this point.

Good morning from Finland

I will explain it further in better details.

This is an idea and I don’t know how to begin building it.
I’m asking you to help me cut it to smaller sections, and find out how to do at first?

I’m looking for a way to have an app that i can write anything on a search box.
Then the app creates buttons from the words.

This is an example of the issue.

You write a sentence like “how to build an app”

The app creates a box that says “how”, “to” and so on.

Now you see that your sentence needs to have a word “android”, in it.

So you push the buttons “how”, “to”, “build”, “an”, but hold off from pushing the “app”.
And write the word “android” in it.

And then you can create the new search and see what it brings.

And you can renew the searching as many times as you want.

So, how can I make the app create buttons from my writing’s?

I hope this is clearer to you now…?

You can create a few buttons and remember the searched word on them, but only if you make the search from in your app in a web component

No, that’s not what I meant.

I want to create an automatic actions.

I want the the buttons to take the words and remember them.

So, how can I make automatic actions?

That automatic actions I can go google…

Sounds like you might need this extension:

This can be done with a list of words stored in Tinydb under a single tag, and one of the Activity Starter samples in its help, for search engine invocation. (I haven’t looked at it lately, but it should still be there.)

You would also need to use a ListPicker or ListView to offer the list up for selection,
and pre-populate the List Picker two standard entries ( (Search Now) and (New Word) ) and the words in the stored list.

You would also need a ListView to accumulate the chosen search terms in their selection (or entry) order. (you could use a Label instead.)

As each word is selected or entered, add it to the end of the Label.

when the “(Search Now)” item is selected, build up a query from the list of terms in the ListView or Label and use it in the Activity Starter.


I think you would quickly run out of buttons - why not add each search word/term to a list and repeat the search by simply clicking it’s list entry? On exit of the App, you could save the List in TinyDb for re-use next time too.

This sounds like a way to create it, but I need to be looking this, when I am on a computer.
Those blocks are a bit new to me.

All of these answers were a great read, so thank you for them.

I’m bubbling with ideas, but need time to use them then.
I’ll look at it later.
I’m heading to work quite soon.

And these look like new choices for my other app.
It’s got 9 buttons with links and the first 3 worked fine with the ActivityStarter and .VIEW.
Why wouldn’t it work with 4th and so on? Ä

Then I got to think about a list of links, but I don’t know if that would work…
The listpicker sounds like better choice.

I asked this on my previous post, but I like to ask if here as well.
It’s a new topic.

I’m stuck on developing my personal fitness training app.

It’s my first real app, and I want to create an app that has all the features I personally want to use.

I have 9 buttons there, and i use the ActivityStarter in there, with VIEW.

The first 3 worked, but not all of them.
I changed the VIEW to the WEB_SEARH, but I haven’t tried it yet.

I know of basic programming and I remember that I could create a list of variables.
But how would I use that list in ai2?

Would the listpicker work? And how?

Ora, have you made use of these resources to help you learn to use the AI2 tools. A very good way to learn App Inventor is to read the free Inventor’s Manual here in the AI2 free online eBook http://www.appinventor.org/book2 … the links are at the bottom of the Web page. The book ‘teaches’ users how to program with AI2 blocks.

There is a free programming course here http://www.appinventor.org/content/CourseInABox/Intro and the aia files for the projects in the book are here: http://www.appinventor.org/bookFiles

How to do a lot of basic things with App Inventor are described here: http://www.appinventor.org/content/howDoYou/eventHandling .

Also look here http://kio4.com/appinventor/index.htm and here http://www.imagnity.com/tutorial-index/ for more tutorials.

Have you done this tutorial about using Lists Programming Lists of Data The tutorial shows how to use Lists and the ListPicker.

Okay, I told you that I have been here, in this community before.

Back then I went through a part of the tutorials, but didn’t understand them fully.
I quit it in the middle.

I’m quite fond of looking through YouTube tutorials and creating the apps with them.

The website’s tutorials are meant for the students and I’m not a student in MIT.
I live in Finland, so it’s impossible to be a student in MIT.

And, I don’t want to go look at those tutorials.

Okay, a bit later I will go look at those YouTube videos about listpickers.

The website’s tutorials are meant for EVERYONE. Anyone may use them. Developers do not need to be MIT students.

I’m already sorry to say this, but the website is not that clear, as a tutorial.

And that’s why I left from here, on the previous occasion.

Back then I was trying to create my first app, but nothing else.

This time I have created a new token, I’m going to build an app to connect with the token.
And I know of the integromat.com services, as well.

Okay, I need to go drive the bus line now

Have a good day