App Inventor book redundant, soon after publication...

Why did you publish this book, on the basis of (assumed) insufficient engagement with Google?
Google have now given us 90-days notice, before App Inventor is terminated...I purchased your book, in good faith, via Amazon, but now faced with 'redundancy'.
I feel somewhat aggreaved....
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  • Hi Patrick,

    I'm sorry for the frustration of App Inventor being discontinued. I checked with the book's editors about this. Here was their response:
    We are sorry that this has happened, but Google's decision was as much a surprise to us as it was to you. I'm sorry you got the impression that we had insufficient engagement with Google, but that is simply not the case: all of the authors were either on the App Inventor team or contributors to it in some way. The decision to shutter the project was made well after the book was in print. We are continuing to monitor the announcements Google is making, and have hope that this will be resolved in a way that makes us all happy.

    We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you would like a refund, you can find the details at


    Rachel James
    O'Reilly Media
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