To play this game you will read out the definition of one of the terms and the audience will try to guess the word. They can "Blurt" out the answer.

Terms: Definitions
Accelerometer: An App Inventor sensor which detects motion.

aia file: A file format which allows you to save an app so further editing is possible

Android: A phone operating system created by google. The one needed for App Inventor.

apk file: package file format used to distribute and install application software so you can run apps on your device

Apps: Short for applications

Argument: the inputs to procedures or events

Blocks: The app inventor tab that lets you give functionality to the components.

Bluetooth: A short-range radio build into smartphones that lets you connect headsets, speakerphones or even computers to your smartphone.

Button: User clicks to request action.

Canvas: A two-dimensional touch-sensitive rectangular panel on which drawing can be done

Carrier: A company that provides cell phone service.

click: To press a button on the device indicating that you want to something

Component: Items such as buttons, canvas, checkbox, clock, image, label, textbox.

Boolean: a data type which can be true or false.

Conditional : expressions or statements that evaluate to true or false.

Cursor: Usually a small arrow on the screen that moves when you move the mouse. Used to make a selection.

Database: a place where information or data can be stored until it is removed or replaced.

Default: Settings you get if you don't ask for any changes

Designer: In this window you create the interface of your own apps

Download: To retrieve some sort of data from the internet

Emulator: The name of the fake phone that appears on your computer if you don't have an Android device to work with

Event: An action which triggers a response from the app. Clicking a button, dragging your finger, or touching down on the screen

GPS: Stands for Global Positioning System. Uses a constellation of satellites in space to find your location on the ground.

Hardware: the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical devices comprising a computersystem,

Horizontal Arrangement: Causes a group of components to be laid out from left to right.

Icon: a graphic symbol on a computer display screen that represents an object or function

If then Else: Allows you to make a choice of two actions

Image: A file which contains a picture

Initialize: Give initial values or do upon startup.

interactive app: receives user input - such as button click or touch canvas
Label: A textual area that can be changed.

List: An ordered group of items (usually of the same type)

media file: An audio, image or video file.

Memory: The computers short term storage

Mouse: The small device you move around with your hand, usually to move the cursor around.

non-visible components: at object such as sound which is not displayed in the visible area of the viewer

Open Source: universal access via free license to a product's design or blueprint

Palette Panel: The broadest/outer most box that holds components.
Password: A typed phrase that acts as a "secret code" to protect data

Pixel: An individual dot on the display. Also a way to measure the resolution of a camera

Procedure : a named set of instructions.

Properties: Characteristics which describe a component - such as fontsize, background color, and visibility..

QR code: A black-and-white barcode that, when scanned by your phone, can open a web link, point to an application in the Market, etc.

Scrollable: the user interface can go beyond the limit of the screen and the user can see more by swiping their finger

Slider: a progress bar that adds a draggable thumb.

Snipping Tool: captures a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image.

Software: The programs that control the functioning of the hardware

Static: Unchanging, such as a label

Textbox: Lets user enter their own textual data

TextToSpeech: Causes the device to speak the words in a text field.

Timer: triggers events based on elapsed time

uninstall: deleting an app from your phone

Upload: To send data somewhere, usually on the internet

USB: Stands for Universal Serial Bus. Is a method of connecting devices to a computer.

User Interface: Visual elements - Planned using the Designer

Variable: A variable is a container that holds a value

Windows: a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold byMicrosoft

Wordle: A program which allows you to create word clouds.

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Dynamic: changing

String: a sequence of characters

Developer: someone who creates programs

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Clip: to make shorter or smaller

Increment: making an integer larger

Type: describes the content of a variable

Initialize: set to value at beginning