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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Install and Run the MIT App Inventor Emulator in Ubuntu 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

1. You'll need sudo privileges to do the installation.

Note: The setup programs are 32-bit software. If you have a 64-bit system you may need to install libraries to allow your machine run 32-bit software. One way to do this is to run the command:

 sudo apt-get install lib32z1  

2. If you have previously installed the App Inventor setup software, you should remove those files before installing the new software:

 sudo rm -rf /usr/google/appinventor  
 sudo rm -rf ~/.appinventor  

3. Download the .deb package for the Emulator from the following link:

4. Use the GDebi Package Installer to install the .deb Emulator package. If you don't have the GDebi Installer you can get it from the Ubuntu Software Centre at:

5. The software will be installed under /usr/google/appinventor.

6. Hit Ctrl+Alt+T and fire up your Terminal and change directory as below:

 cd /usr/google/appinventor/commands-for-Appinventor  

7. Once in the appInventor directory enter the following command to finally Run the Emulator:


8. Now connect the appInventor to the Emulator as shown in the image below:

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