As with a number of its other services Google has now announced the
closure of its Android App Inventor. A tool that was created by Google
to enable anyone to be able to create Android apps with no programming
Unfortunately Google has now notified all its users via email that
the service will now be closing on December 31st and all user data will
be deleted from Google’s Servers. So if you have projects that you would
like to keep login to your App Inventor account and hit the "Download
all projects” button to receive a handy zip file. with all your
The Google email read:
Dear App Inventor User,
As we announced on the App Inventor Announcement Forum, Google
will end support for App Inventor on December 31, 2011, after which data
in appinventorbeta.com will not be accessible and will be deleted from
Google servers. You can preserve your App Inventor projects by simply
clicking on the Download All Projects button on your My Projects page.
This will download to your computer a zipped archive of all your
projects. We recommend you retrieve your projects well before December
By the end of 2011 Google will also be making the complete App
Inventor source code publicly available under an open source license, so
that anyone can study the code and modify it as they desire.
In order to ensure the future success of App Inventor, Google has
funded the establishment of a Center for Mobile Learning at the MIT
Media Lab. Sometime in the first quarter of 2012, the Center plans to
provide an App Inventor service for general public access, similar to
the one Google is currently running.
In order for you to continue working with your projects in an
open source instance (MIT or otherwise) of App Inventor you will need to
download your data from appinventorbeta.com before December 31st and
later upload them to an open source instance as it becomes available.
Please visit the App Inventor user forums to get future updates
on App Inventor. You can also visit http://mobilelearning.mit.edu/ for
updates on what is being done with App Inventor at MIT.
The App Inventor Team
Source: Android Central