Can App Lab read local files?

Hi,

A group of my students want to use App Lab to create an app that reads a bunch of local files and categorize those files based on certain criteria. Does App Lab allow its apps to read files from end users’ local computer?

I found the document that says you can import CVS files to App Lab’s data table. But I suppose that’s done by the developer, not by the end user.

Can someone answer the question here: does App Lab allow its apps to read files from end users’ local computer?

Thank you so much!
Hongyi Xue

Helllo @xueh! This feature is not currently supported on AppLab. Sorry!

Thank you for your prompt reply!

Is this something App Lab would consider adding in the future?

You can write to support@code.org and make your request. Code.org is constantly adding new features and is open to taking teacher requests :slight_smile:

Thank you so much, Bhatnagar!