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. We have already sent out invitations to our first group of beta testers.
MIT App Inventor for iOS is fully compatible with MIT App Inventor for Android. If you are a teacher in classes where students have both Android and iOS devices, you should be able to use the same curriculum materials with both devices. The only difference will be which version of the App Inventor companion students run on on their devices: one companion is an Android app, the other is an iOS app.
Apples requirements limit the number of beta testers we can work with, and we need to register the iOS devices in the test program. So were able at this stage to invite only small numbers of users who will commit to sending us feedback and bug reports. We will be expanding the testing program over the spring and we hope of getting to full public release this summer.
If you are interested in beta testing MIT App Inventor for iOS in future testing rounds, please complete this form with a description about how you plan to App Inventor for iOS and we will contact you with further information and requests for details.
hAPPy Inventing! Evan W. Patton, Ph.D. On behalf of the MIT App Inventor team