App-a-thon World Record Attempt

Design your own Android App on 13th June 2015, and take it home to show your friends and family!

The BCS will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications at the same time and you can be part of it!

Individuals and families with children over the age of 10 (or possibly a very IT-savvy younger child) are welcome to come and learn how to build Android apps using MIT AppInventor, which is a free, web-based system for creating simple apps using drag-and-drop coding techniques.

Using a mixture of talk, activities, and hands-on coding we will help you build some simple interactive applications that you run and install on your own Android phones or tablets. You will leave the day with apps you’ve built, and the software installed on your own laptop to play around with it once you get home.

What You Need

  • A laptop and an android smartphone/tablet
  • The desire to design your own app
  • Your guardian if you are under 16
  • A packed lunch

BCS will provide:

  • The location
  • Wifi and access to MIT AppInventor
  • Tea/coffee and juice station
  • All the training and assistance you will need to create your own app


The BCSWomen App-a-thon event will take place in the Medrus conference room, Penbryn, on the Penglais Campus in Aberystwyth on Saturday 13 June 2015, from 10am. For further information and to register for your place on this free event, please visit: