mikejuk (1801200) writes "If you have been missing App Inventor then you will be relieved to learn that it is now available again — albeit still in beta. After two months MIT have managed to open the beta program and once again users can create App Inventor Android programs. However you still need a Google Id to sign in and among the known issues is the problem that MIT App Inventor cannot load projects that are as large as those supported by the Google version. It also reports that some projects have loaded with missing blocks.
One thing that is clear is that while the world seems to be intent on making a fuss about the educational impact of cheap hardware like Raspberry Pi, really valuable tools that could produce a new generation of programmers such as App Inventor don't seem to get the headlines or the concern due when they go missing for months."
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