Understanding Block


Hi All,

As a new thunker, I am trying to understand what does each block do, I keep surrfing on youtube, reading the old posts and posting my questions where moderators and members are always giving the required support.

but I need to understand each block, what does it do, and how

so is there any documentation, tutorial or course that explains the orders of the blocks to help us use it easily?

I checked theThunkable Document but it is not enough to explain how to use it




It’s really straight forward actually. What each block does is written on the blocks

You can see the text written on the blocks in this example.
This example tells you how to get a value from firebase and then tells the app what to do with that value.

I hope it helped :smiley:


it helped but theoretically, but practically when I tried it, it was hard for me :frowning: , I dont even know from where to start learning :frowning:


Maybe you just need to start experimenting with the programming? :slight_smile:

One way to start could be to know what kind of app you want to make. Is there a problem you can solve with an app? Could an app benefit yourself in some way? If yes, how?
When you got all that figured out, then you could look up some tutorials to learn how to make it :smiley:

This should make it a little easier for you


Check out the Thunkable YouTube channel, there are lots of great videos for getting started:

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 do the tutorials http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ai2/tutorials.html to learn the basics of App Inventor, then try something and follow the Top 5 Tips: How to learn App Inventor



mmm, Super @Taifun as usual.

one more question:

what is the difference between appinventor and thunkable?

I find many videos and tutorials for appinventor, that can be used on thunkable but I couldnot get the difference between both of them


what about doing a search in the forum?


Thanks @Taifun I usually search but I didnt think to search this topic

I will review it dear, thank you so much for your usual support