A great number of students has a smartphone. They prefer to use it for supporting learning process and the out of classroom activities (Oz, 2014; Simonova & Poulova, 2016). As well, Android is the most widely used operating system especially in Indonesia (Statcounter, 2018). In supporting the idea of using smartphone as a learning resource in educational objectives, some researchers has stated some benefits of using it. The findings revealed that the students were activated to learn, fascinated, energized, and enhancing the students’ competence. It tends to be presumed that the students are normally inspired by mobile learning, specifically through smartphone (Cavus & Ibrahim, 2009, 2016; Cho, 2018; Hsu, Wang, & Comac, 2008).
In connection with the ownership of smarthpone and its advantages in learning process, the reseacher designed an android application as a supplementary learning resources. To figure out the students’ perception of using this application, the study proposed a research question and the result indicated that the students positively reponded of using an android smartphone application as a suplementary learning resource.
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