Facebook – Web site link
Short update – my web site at http://appinventor.pevest.com was linked directly to FB so that comments entered here, appeared there, and comments entered on the web site, appeared here on Facebook. All automatically.
However, that link is now broken. I was using a WordPress plugin to cross link the web site and FB page but last week, the makers of the plugin discontinued its use and the cross linking is no longer working. Hopefully I can find a new plugin to perform that function!
It was a nice to have feature as I could just check for updates on the web site without having to also check on FB. Oops! Now that this feature is gone, I will try to check the FB page more frequently.
Volume 4 Update
Volume 4 of my App Inventor guides is nearing completion. I have to write one last demo program, the text for one chapter, proof read the entire text, and begin the publishing process. I will announce the book topic once I get the final chapter written (I prefer not to pre-announce until I know the availability). I can announce now that Volume 4 should be available in both print and e-book formats! Producing the print version adds a little delay to the final release but the final result should be very good.
UPDATE: Sales of the print version of Volume 4 are being discontinued as of October 18, 2016, due to rampant copyright theft. There are more used copies for sale than the total number of printed books actually sold. Based on sales, readers prefer the e-book version – therefore I am in process of discontinuing sales of the print version. The e-book continues to be available.
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Sir it is possible to app inventor2 shutting down any time
I have no inside information on MIT App Inventor’s plans. My best guess is that MIT App Inventor will be around for a long time to come, with MIT driving it use for STEM education. Regarding a more expansive set of features for business-type applications, I suspect that will be spun out to 3rd party companies, like Thunkable. Thunkable, by the way, is working to enable writing and running App Inventor apps on Apple’s iOS, so apps would run in iPhone and iPad too.
Are you asking if MIT would possible shut down or discontinue App Inventor? I have no inside information but I believe it would be extremely unlikely for MIT to shutdown App Inventor. I know from my web server that we have visitors from 183 countries who are interested in programming apps using App Inventor! Numerous school and college programs throughout the world are now using App Inventor to teach programming concepts. The FIRST Robotics international robotics competition for school groups using App Inventor as a way to program robot controllers in their FIRST Tech Challenge robots. Finally, Google has a big interest in keeping App Inventor going as it is creating a very large number of people who are creating apps for Google’s Android products!
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