Newbie: Installing an Extension


#1

I know this is a really dumb question but I have spent more than an hour searching for it: how do I install an extension? (I have found tons of stuff about them, all that they can do, etc., but none of the rabbit holes I found answers the Step 1Question: “Now that I have downloaded an extension (.aix file), how do I get it into AppyBuilder?”)

Thanks
Ken


#2

Maybe you search in the wrong place?

Read documentation here :
http://ai2.appinventor.mit.edu/reference/other/extensions.html


#3

Form left side in the designer click on extension then Import extension.


#4

OK, thanks, I can see it now in App Inventor - I did not look there. I was doing all my searching including the phrase AppyBuilder (because I’m using AppyBuilder and the discussions here are all under AppyBuilder), hence that page never came up.

But now I am even more confused. This discussion is in the AppyBuilder pages, but AppyBuilder does not appear to have that “Extension” item in the menu, and you guys have re-directed me to the normal App Inventor, and the AppyBuilder logo on this page is not the same AppyBuilder logo on the AppyBuilder site I am using. Are there two “AppyBuilder” products/systems, both related to /extended from MIT App Inventor?


#5

There are more than one server for appybuilder.
The main one is:
http://gold.appybuilder.com


#6

Of course AppyBuilder has extension menu.

Follow @Hassan advice, open gold.appybuilder.com, login and see the bottom menu in the left


#7

Users are transferring from silver to gold.AppyBuilder.com, which has the extensions. Also we’ll include extension help section in help.AppyBuilder.com


#8

Aaahhhhh, wow a whole new world opens up. (I thought the gold was for people who had paid some sort of extra subscription, and I was using the silver). Thanks for that. :slight_smile:


#9

@Hossein Yes, but users who use free.appybuilder.com are not transferring to gold.AppyBuilder.com :grin:


#10

It used to be exclusive for paid users but Hossein make it free for us. You can pay too to help the operation if you can.


#11

OK, thanks very much to all who replied and help clear up two problems at once :slight_smile: