May 21st, 2012, 06:04 AM
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Another way of using different (self created) Emulators...
I just started out creating apps and I like the App Inventor software.
I found a way to use self created emulators. Just install Eclipse (I guess you probably have it installed already as app creator - hehe
) Then make sure you have the Android SDk plugin installed and the Android Virtual Machine Manager. I use yoxos to manage my plugins, so I can easily add plugins etc to my Eclipse installation. After that, start up the AVM (Android Virtual Machine Manager) I guess this can all be doen also without Eclipse and only the Android SDK installed. From within the AVM just create the emulator you want. After creating for example an emulator of 7.0 inch and targeted for Android 4.0 you can START the Emulator by clicking start in the emulator list in the AVM at the right side. After starting the emulator click "reset connections" in the Blocks Editor of App Inventor. Then your emulator should show in the list with emulators you are able to connect to. Voila !
The only thing I am struggling with (apart from not being able to use licensing and/or ads in my App INventor apps - at least I don't know how...) is that in the designer view the size stays the same (phone size)
and I want to design for tablets. If anyone knows how to change the size in the designer, please let me know.