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Goal 1: Preview your own app on your device on the Thunkable Live app

Building your first app on Thunkable is an adventure and we have a number of resources, a wonderful community, and an energetic beaver to help you find your way.

Goal: If this is your first time with us, we think a good first goal is to preview an app that you have built or customized on your own phone or tablet. It's a pretty exciting moment and it might even get you to leap out of your chair. Feel free to tweet to us about it when you do!

Estimated time: 30 minutes (grab yourself a nice beverage)

Step 1.

Login to the Thunkable platform here

At the moment, the only way to login is with your Google account. We are working on adding add'l login options.

If you are having login issues, please take a look at this troubleshooting document. It is most likely related to enabling cookies and disabling ad blockers.

Step 2

Download and login to the Thunkable Live app(s)

You can find the Thunkable Live app by searching on the App or Play Store or by clicking the links below:

If you don't have an iOS or Android device, you can also set up an emulator on your computer that will mimic what you would see on an actual device.

Once you have the appropriate app on your device, make sure to login to the device

You can learn more about the amazing Thunkable superpower that we call Live Testing here.

Step 3

Start with a tutorial to familiarize yourself with the platform

We have tutorials built into the left panel of our platform and we are working on adding a collection of video tutorials if that is more of your speed.

Some things you'll want to learn how to do:


Get inspired with a sample app

You will find three beginner sample apps when you login or you can remix from our growing collection of sample apps. Thunkable is working on building the largest collection of public mobile app projects in the world.

Sample apps range from beginner to advanced and the more advanced ones may require some extra work to view on your device.

You may also want to take a look at our design templates for some added inspiration.


Search our community forum first

You have just joined the most amazing group of (mostly first-time) developers on this planet. Thanks to them, we have answers to almost any question that you may have so take advantage of that knowledge.

If you can't find an answer, feel free to post your question to the community or you can also chat with our team directly by clicking on the chat icon on the lower right hand side of the editor. Someone from our team including our hardworking beaver will be happy to assist you.

You can also reach us at [email protected]