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Keep it open source please!
Roba66   9/4/2014 1:05:12 PM
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Yes the MIT appinventor is a good tool but I see a problem using some proprietary tools to educate children. What we need is tools with longevity and value for the long term. Also the tools should represent expertise in the field of interest, the best way to guarantee that is to get open tools from the experts.

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