The MIT App Inventor team still needs donations by 31 December 2017 to make the iOS version of MIT App Inventor for iPhone and iPad a reality!
They are just under half way to their fundraising goal. If you have been thinking about contributing a donation – but got busy and forgot to follow up – now would be a great time to help them out!
Their crowdfunding donation web page is here.
Here’s the text of the letter the MIT Team emailed to supporters:
“We’re proud of the reach of MIT App Inventor—more than 6 million users worldwide—and we’re grateful for everyone who’s tried us out. Some users have really gotten to know our system, constantly testing its limits, teaching other users, and helping us improve. It’s been amazing to see what you can do.
We’re so thankful for your help, and today we’re hoping that you might be willing to help us out in a different way. As you know, there’s been an incredible demand to release App Inventor for iOS—and we’re doing it now. To help cover the cost of developing App Inventor for iOS—which includes salary and benefits for two full-time employees—we’re hoping to raise $100,000 through a crowdfunding campaign that runs through December 31st.
As one of our users, we would love it if you were willing to be an ambassador for this campaign: share it through friends and colleagues by email or social media. It’s easy to do, and only takes a few minutes. If you’re interested, just reply to this email, and we can sign you up with a custom, shareable link to spread the message about our campaign.
MIT App Inventor remains, and will always be, free to use—we promise. Central to our mission is the idea that everyone should be able to learn to code, no matter their background. If you’re able, we hope you can help us make App Inventor available to even more people, across platforms, by sharing our campaign.
Hal Abelson and the MIT App Inventor Team”
Disclaimer – I have no connection to MIT or the MIT App Inventor team. I am just a enthusiastic software expert that thinks MIT App Inventor is a tremendous advancement in software development!