Jul 12, 2022 jeff's Blog
Companion version 2.64 is now in Beta Test. It implements a new kind of "Legacy Connection."
May 28, 2022 jeff's Blog
This coming week we are planning on releasing a new version of MIT App Inventor, version nb189. This is a “component” release which will include a new MIT AI2 Companion, version 2.63.
Mar 25, 2022 jeff's Blog
People are asking "Why is MIT App Inventor insecure?" What they are typically referring to is the fact that the server at ai2.appinventor.mit.edu does not support the https (secure http) protocol.
Jan 20, 2022 jeff's Blog
A key computer room at MIT will be shutdown 01/22/2022 - 01/24/2022. Critical services should stay up, but some services will be unavailable.
Nov 13, 2020 jeff's Blog
The new MIT App Inventor Gallery will be release this weekend (11/14/2020-11/15/2020). Here is a brief introduction to the changes in this version of the Gallery.
Nov 9, 2020 jeff's Blog
The New MIT App Inventor Gallery will go live this coming weekend.
During the weekend there will be a brief period where the Gallery will be unavailable while its projects are moved to the new Gallery.
Oct 19, 2020 jeff's Blog
We are planning on deploying a new MIT App Inventor Gallery in the few next weeks. This new version will have a different look and feel from the current gallery, but will offer enhanced functionality.
Feb 4, 2019 jeff's Blog
We plan to release a new version of MIT App Inventor on Thursday. This version, nb175, will include a new Companion (version 2.51). The current companion (version 2.50) will continue to work, but you will require the new version to use the new functionality described below...
Dec 15, 2017 jeff's Blog
We are planning a Component Release of MIT App Inventor around December 27th. Component Releases require the installation of a new MIT AI2 Companion App in order to receive full functionality.
May 22, 2017 jeff's Blog
On Thursday evening (Eastern United States Time) we will be deploying a new release of MIT App Inventor (version nb156).
This is a non-component release, which means that there is no new version of the MIT AI2 Companion to download or update. The major change is a...
May 18, 2017 jeff's Blog
Thank you for your interest in helping us test an upcoming major release of MIT App Inventor.
In this release we will be making a major update to the Blocks Editor. A list of changes/features is included below.
If you would like to help us...
Jan 22, 2017 jeff's Blog
This coming Friday, January 27th, we will be releasing version nb154 of MIT App Inventor.
This is a component release, which means that it updates the component software used on devices by MIT App Inventor developed applications. Most of the changes are bugfixes or updates needed to...
Feb 11, 2016 jeff's Blog
We will be deploying a new release of MIT App Inventor on Thursday afternoon on February 18th (2016-02-19 02:00:00 UTC). The details are in the Release Notes (DRAFT).
This release adds new Components and Features to MIT App Inventor and we will be deploying a...
Mar 16, 2014 jeff's Blog
MIT App Inventor is designed to be used by an individual using only one computer at a time. If you open a project on one computer and then open the same project on a second computer (or even in a second browser window) you can cause your project to become...
Feb 10, 2014 jeff's Blog
Back at the beginning of January I wrote to explain how we are going to reduce the number of times you have to update your MIT App Inventor software installation by distributing a Companion App with the ability to update itself. On February 11 well implement this auto-update...
Jan 7, 2014 jeff's Blog
Version 2.2 of the Mac and Windows Setup tools is yet another version! Why so many versions? And what we are doing about it?! The MIT AI2 Companion is a copy of every component of App Inventor. When you are using the companion, your blocks program is sent over to...
Feb 6, 2013 jeff's Blog
If you are running Java 6 on a Macintosh, you should run Apple's latest software update 12 released February 1st. If you have been running Java 7 you may get a notice when opening the Blocks Editor that asks you to update Java. You must run this update to use...