when I click the button to download the setup software it does nothing and when i open it in a new tab the tab just closes it self immediately
The AI2 Setup software downloads a basic emulator and a program to start it, for debugging
The AI2 Designer and Blocks Editor are at
MIT App Inventor
For further info, see
I'm having the same problem as @Colton_Maler. I'm trying to use the emulator, and I need to download the App Inventor Setup Software, because, "Using the emulator or the USB cable requires the use of a program named aiStarter... The aiStarter program [is] installed when you [install] the App Inventor Setup package."
However, when I click the download link, nothing happens other than the page reloading very quickly (bad link, or self-redirect?), and when opened in a new tab, the page instantly closed itself.
I'm not sure what this means, would you mind clarifying?
Edit: I tried typing in the link itself into a new tab (appinv.us/aisetup_windows), and it worked! It downloaded a file called "MIT_App_Inventor_Tools_2.3.0_win_setup.exe" with the correct icon.
[I also founds another thread (below) that gives another solution:]
Http://appinv.us/aisetup_windows - the site doesn't work
(Also, I am on Windows.)
Well that's good news
I just tested the link on the MIT Site:
...works fine with FireFox and Chrome