FREE AppyBuilder Plan


aiLive is now AppyBuilder and it offers FREE & SILVER membership plans

You can view plans at

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AppyBuilder includes (but not limited to):

  • Google Map (Experimental)  — See post HERE
  • AdMob  banner, interstitial ads – See post HERE
  • Amazon banner, interstitial ads – See post HERE
  • Millenum Media banner, interstitial ads
  • MobFox banner ads
  • Google InAppBilling for selling goods and services (e.g. products on Google Play Store or subscriptions like magazines) – See post HERE
  • Gallery Viewer – display list of thumbnail / buttons in a horizontal scroll view – See post HERE or HERE
  • Toggle Button
  • Horizontal Scroll View – See post HERE
  • Vertical Scroll View – See post HERE
  • SQLite – Relational Database – See post HERE
  • Light Sensor
  • Pressure Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Custom Fonts for labels / buttons – See post HERE
  • Ability to create flashlight apps
  • Ability to get device info (phone number, IMEI, etc.) – See post HERE
  • Keeping screen on
  • GPS enhanced features
  • Text copy/paste feature
  • …. and many other features to list

Posted by on April 4, 2016 in Uncategorized


AppyBuilder – Build Mobile apps with no Coding Skills!

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Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Uncategorized


Develop mobile Flashight app

In this post I’ll discuss how to develop a flashlight app using AppyBuilder (FREE or Silver plan).

The final app will look like image below, allow user to tap on ON or OFF image buttons to turn camera flash ON or OFF and to also change the displayed image to ON or OFF flashlight images.



Designing the layout:

To start, goto AppyBuilder (free or silver) and create a new project called flashlight.

We’ll use HorizontalArrangement to contain the ON, OFF image Buttons and to also include a text (Label) that will display in between the two image buttons.


Table below shows the components and their associated properties that were used to design the above layout. Note: For images, refer to the .zip file at the end of this post.


Next, from User Interface palette, drag and drop an Image component into viewer and set its width and height to Fill parent and set its Picture to flashon.png.

From Media palette, drag and drop a Camera non-visible component into viewer. Also, from User Interface, drag and drop a Notifier component into viewer. Camera will be used for turning flash on or off and Notifider will be used to display alert messages. By now, your viewer should look like figure below:


Coding the blocks:

We are done with designing the layout and will now switch to Blocks Editor to code the app functionality.

Once in Blocks Editor, select the Camera component and you’ll see its associated blocks as shown in figure below. You’ll notice that Camera has a HasFlash block that once executed, returns true if device has flash or false if it doesn’t. Camera also has a FlashOn block that takes a logic true or false block  to turn flash on or off.


We now logic for turning flash on when btnFlashOn button is Clicked. While in Blocks Editor, select the btnFlashOn component and then select its Click event handler which will be triggered when the ON button is clicked. From built-in Control blocks, select IF block. We’ll use this block and plug in  Camera.HasFlash to determine if our device has flash or not. If Camera HasFlash, then we’ll use Camera.FlashOn and use logic true to turn flash on, else we’ll use our Notifier component to pop-up a message letting user know that device doesn’t have a flash light. If device has flash, we’ll also change the Picture for Image to flashon.png to show that flash is on.

The blocks for coding this is shown in figure below:


Lastly, we’ll code the blocks for turning flash off. Figure below shows that in the Clicked event-handler of btnFlashOff, we use Camera.FlashOn block to turn flash off and switch the Image picture to flashoff.png.


Download .apk:

You can download .apk from HERE or scan QR code below to install onto your device:


Download source code and images:

The source .aia and images can be downloaded from HERE.


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Posted by on July 3, 2016 in Uncategorized


App Inventor offline

If you are interested to run App Inventor offline, then grab the from HERE.

This offline version is built based on MIT App Inventor that was released on June 15, 2016.

Please also checkout AppyBuilder at



Posted by on June 25, 2016 in Uncategorized


AppyBuilder Intro

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Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Uncategorized


Google Map Component

Check out the new GoogleMap component in aiLive

Forum HERE. Wanna try out Demo Servers? See HERE. Wanna Join? See HERE


Posted by on March 27, 2016 in Uncategorized


Implementing fixed Header & Footer

Check video below to see how to quickly develop an Android mobile app that has a fixed header to display at top, a fixed footer to display at bottom and a scrollable middle content.

Interested in aiLive? See HERE for details



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Posted by on March 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

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