Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for Mac and iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code. You solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding, or experiment with a wide range of challenges that let you explore many unique coding experiences. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out, from twelve to one-hundred-and-twelve. The whole time you are learning Swift, a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by professionals to build many of today’s most popular apps. Code you write works seamlessly as you move between Mac and iPad. Lessons built-in • Apple-created lessons guide you through the core concepts of programming by using code to solve puzzles • See your code run in a beautiful, interactive 3D world that you can rotate and pinch to zoom using the trackpad • Animations introduce each new coding concept at a high level before you dive into the puzzles • Choose from three animated characters to carry out the steps of your code • Glossary and built-in help pages give detailed information about available commands and frameworks Explore and create • Challenges offer many new opportunities for creativity by playing with game logic, music, and more • Interactive coding shows the results of your code instantly, either beside the text or acted out in the live view • Step through your code to highlight each line as it is run • Use your own photos and images within a program to make it uniquely yours • Starting points are a head start to create your own playgrounds that display graphics or chat with your Mac • Create your own playgrounds from scratch to build something totally unique • Reset any page to start over, or duplicate and rename any playground to try different ideas Built for Mac • Code suggestions let you write entire programs in just a few clicks of the mouse • See help along side code suggestions to learn about the available commands • Click and drag a brace to wrap a block of code inside a loop or conditional statement • Drag and drop snippets of commonly-used code directly into your playground Real Swift code • Learn the same powerful Swift programming language used by the pros to create thousands of apps • Take your Swift coding skills to the next level using Xcode to develop an app you publish on the App Store • Access powerful frameworks such as SpriteKit for 2D games, SwiftUI for app interfaces, and more • Use Bluetooth APIs to write programs that control robots and other real-world devices • Concepts and skills you learn directly apply when writing real apps Share • Send your creations to friends and family using Messages, Mail, AirDrop, or other Share Sheet extensions • Start a playground on your Mac, then open on your iPad using iCloud to continue the project
I LOVE this app but it keeps crashing on my Macbook Pro 13 inch 2017 running Big Sur.
Crashes at least once whenever I use it. Doesn't enter if/if else/else code correctly. I watch people on youtube do the lessons and when they write an if, if esle, or else, the brackets are automatically written and they get placeholders for the code/commands. I do not (same for && and ||). It makes it very difficult to learn. I don't know when I'm wrong or the program is just not working. And it doesn't keep my porgress. Every time I exit out and open it again, I have to redownload the lesson becasue "file doesn't exist."
I enjoyed using this program.
Hi! I'm learning Swift with this and I'm having a lot of fun. A suggestion I'd like to make is if you could include a version of each playground that has everything unlocked from the beginning. If that doesn't make sense, I'll expain. After completing Playground 1 and 2, I learned a lot of different ways to solve the puzzles. I want to take what I learned and go back to the beginning of Playground 1 and solve the easier beginning puzzles. For instance, "turnRight()" isn't available until later but since I already know its coming, I don't want to have to type "turnLeft()" three times. This includes all the other lessons, "let..", "var.." etc. Simply put, I'd like to use more advanced tactics to solve the simple problems so I can understand how to use them in multiple scenarios. Thanks!
This app can help you mjake xcode and it can help you to learn swift code trust me please try out this app.It is fanrastic for beginners and intermediate.
I just have to say this is a aweseome way to code.
This app is so far pretty great, it's fun, it's challenging, and it helps you learn! Though there is one thing I want to point out, I'm on a MacBook Air and, sometimes the shadows are low res and it can be kinda distracting.
Love that apple put this out there. So good for learning the basic's of programming!
This app offers a great way to pick up programming in general and the Swift language in particular. Students of all ages can enjoy and benefit from the hands-on lessons which are both challenging and engaging. However, the app does not look great in full-screen mode on big displays. Before I discuss the exact issue I see, I want to make it clear that this is not a deal-breaker for me, and I still recommend the app. That being said, it appears to me that some of the visual assets do not scale well to large sizes. Specifically, in the Introduction pages of each section in the "Learn How to Code" playgrounds (1 and 2), the text looks quite fuzzy. This is peeving, distracting, and it harms the immersive learning experience. Please look into this!
It was easy at first but then it got WAY to hard