@ewpatton, thanks for your message back. Was able to follow the instructions here: https://ios-preview.appinventor.mit.edu/# and work though the documentation to put AI2 onto my iPhone 6. The documentation was long but well detailed and left little room for confusion. iOS AI2 Companion seems to run pretty good for me on Test Flight and on the Early Access Program but having taken the extra time to go through the Early Access Program configuration I’d probably use that Companion App because it is a little more snappy it seems like but both are good.
Now - I understand offering the beta testing but to extent of getting the the minimum required components working for iOS in order to invent and publish an app. Maybe UI stuff, maybe some labels, buttons, the nuts and bolts of AI2 guys! Probably could even make due without the senors and most everything else down. Why does MIT AI2 team think the most important aspect of iOS AI2 is having every component working coming out of beta? It’s not called MIT App Tester, it’s called MIT App Inventor so let us invent guys!
You guys can’t guarantee that any app built with App Inventor will necessarily make it Apple’s review process because it sounds like you guys have even tried yet. Has an any AI2 app been successfully published to Apple store (like ever to date)? And can you please share timetables for any and all future planned development?
Respectfully, I’m requesting that the MIT AI Team stop what they are working on starting tomorrow and give one hundred percent attention to making it possible (I was about to type ‘easier’ but it’s not even possible to publish to iOS at the moment) to publish to the Apple Store.
AI2 is a great product and the community is lucky and very appreciative for MIT taking care of it. Thank you @ewpatton and nothing but respect for you and Team on this end. Please let’s just work on this publishing. Thanks guys!