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Google Blockly Summit 2019 Recap

Oct 15, 2019 evan's Blog

Last week I attended the Google Blockly Summit 2019. For those of you who might not know what Blockly is, it is the JavaScript library that powers MIT App Inventor’s blocks editor (also Scratch, Microsoft MakeCode, Code.org and many more). The summit was a two day event at Google’s Mountain...

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MIT App Inventor Reaches 10 Million Users, and Other Milestones

Oct 7, 2019 evan's Blog

This year is a year of milestones for MIT App Inventor.

Back in August, we celebrated 10 years of App Inventor at the MIT App Inventor Summit. Over the weekend, MIT App Inventor saw its 10 millionth app inventor start a project. It’s great to see that over 10 million...

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MIT App Inventor for iOS version 0.9 takes off in TestFlight

Sep 25, 2019 evan's Blog

The MIT App Inventor team is pleased to announce version 0.9 of the MIT App Inventor companion for iOS. This is part of our continuting cooperation with Apple to let people create apps for iOS devices in addition to Android devices.

One design goal of MIT’s iOS effort is that...

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MIT App Inventor for iOS Enters Beta Testing

Feb 15, 2019 evan's Blog

The MIT App Inventor team is delighted to announce that weve passed a major milestone on the way to providing App Inventor for iOS.

Apple accepted MIT App Inventor for iOS into the TestFlight beta testing program this week. This lets us begin beta testing with small groups of users....

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Trip Report: Computers, Privacy & Data Protection 2019

Feb 6, 2019 evan's Blog

I recently traveled to Brussels, Belgium for the CPDP 2019 conference. Privacy and data protection are important for MIT App Inventor, not only because we support educational outreach around the world, but because we want to ensure that people who build apps with MIT App Inventor can be...

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MIT App Inventor for iOS Status Update

Sep 24, 2018 evan's Blog

We know many App Inventor users are looking forward to the iOS version of MIT App Inventor. We've been working diligently on a release, and we hope to make the iOS version publicly available in the first quarter of 2019. One feature of the release that will be especially interesting...

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App Inventor for iOS is in progress

Dec 19, 2017 evan's Blog

Hello App Inventors! We are excited to announce that we are implementing MIT App Inventor for iOS! Support for iOS has been one of the most frequent feature requests over the years, and we can't wait to see all of the great projects people will build for this new platform....

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Upcoming Feature: Maps

Sep 26, 2017 evan's Blog

Hello App Inventors! We are adding a new feature to MIT App Inventor: Maps! The Maps update will include seven new components you can leverage to build a wide range of geographically oriented applications, including finding the best places for pizza, favorite hangout spots, walking/hiking trackers, and more. Map: Renders...

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Upcoming App Inventor Features

Aug 2, 2017 evan's Blog

Hello App Inventors! Were so glad youre with us! We wanted to let you know that we are making some big changes to MIT App Inventor. First, the next release of App Inventor will require Android devices running Android system 2.1 or higher (API level 8). We need to make...

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