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Build a text reader app with Pause and Resume Features using App Inventor

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8 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. What's in the course

    • 2. Designing our app

    • 3. Adding the text reader functionality

    • 4. How to add Play and stop functions to the Tts component|

    • 5. How are we going to add the pause and resume functions

    • 6. Dividing the given text into a list of sentences

    • 7. Making the tts to speak the the list items one by one

    • 8. Debugging the errors and making of the complete and perfect Text reader app


About This Class

I often hear many people complaining about the limited features of App Inventor. While it is true to some extent but it is not an actual problem. The actual problem is most of us use only the direct features of different components while we can do much more with them.

In this course, I will explain to you about developing one such feature that really doesn't exist but, we will create it using the available blocks and components.

In-App Inventor we have a TTS component but, we see that it has only a few blocks and you can only ask it to speak a particular message. The problem with this component is you cannot Pause, Resume or Stop it while it is speaking. However, this is not going to be a problem anymore as I will show you how you to develop Pause, Resume and Stop features using the built-in blocks.

Developing such a feature is a kind of miracle but, once you will go through this course you will develop a sense of being able to create so many features like this for your app projects. You will also start to explore different components and try to build the features that you need instead of restricting yourself to the features that are already available.

All this exciting information is waiting for you right at this place and you need to just click a button in order to start the course. So, what are you waiting for? just click the button and start the course.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is a best fit for you if you already using App Inventor and interested to develop some advanced skills.
  • If you want to add functions like Pause and Resume to TTS component.
  • If you want to learn the applications of lists, variables and text blocks.


  • It is better if you have prior experience with using App Inventor before you take this course