.BKY File Extension

A .BKY file is a MIT App Inventor Blocks XML File, created by MIT.

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What is a .BKY file?

A .BKY file is a type of file used by MIT App Inventor, a tool that helps people make their own apps for Android phones and tablets. This file contains "blockly" code, which is a way to write code by putting together blocks that represent different parts of the app, like a puzzle. It's written in XML format, which is a way to store data in a readable form for both computers and humans. Inside a .BKY file, you might find descriptions of the app's parts, such as buttons you can press or boxes where you can type text.

When you work on creating an app with MIT App Inventor, your project is saved as an .AIA file. This .AIA file is like a big container that holds all the pieces of your app, including the .BKY files. If you want to see or change the .BKY file, you would first download the .AIA file from the App Inventor website, then use a program that can open Zip files to look inside it. Inside, you'll find a folder named "src" where the .BKY files are kept.

To open a .BKY file, you can use the MIT App Inventor website or Kodular Creator, which is another tool similar to App Inventor but with some extra features. Both of these are used through your web browser. Since .BKY files are just text in XML format, you can also open them with any text editor, like Notepad on Windows or TextEdit on Mac, if you just want to look at or edit the code directly.

MIT App Inventor is great for people who are just starting to learn how to make apps. It uses a simple drag-and-drop interface, so you can build your app visually by moving blocks around to add different features like buttons, pictures, or input boxes. This makes it much easier to understand how coding works without having to write complex code by hand. Kodular Creator works in a similar way and can also be used to work with .BKY files as part of making an app.


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