Hossein Amerkashi let us know that there is interest in this community in the Java Bridge project. Thomas Oropeza, a graduating USF student, is the lead developer on the project. I am his professor David Wolber.
The Java Bridge (appinventortojava.com) is an exploratory (alpha) version of App Inventor that allows you to generate a Java equivalent of the apps you have built. It has great potential as an educational tool and also for prototyping, i.e., building most of an app in a visual tool and then bridging to Java to add features the visual tool doesn’t provide.
We are looking for early adopters to provide insights and report issues as we complete the system. The system is incomplete, but It now generates a Java equivalent for simple to intermediate apps such as the common App Inventor tutorials (e.g., MoleMash).
We’re also interested in folks who would be interested in helping with development of the project, and potential integrations with Appy Builder.