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'm a kid trying to learn Swift to be able to code an app in the future. One day, I either want to work at Apple or make apps that are enjoyable and empower people. This app really makes it fun to code. The only hard part is me not being tired!
This is a wonderfull app that introduces coding to people. I would give this 5 stars, but I am running into an issue. I cannot listen to music at all while using this app, it crashes everytime I move on to the next lesson. I am on a 2020 Macbook Air.
Swift Playgrounds taught me more than the first two introductory courses I took at my university. I've started programming in 2017, and the Swift tutorials really helped challenge and strengthen my problem-solving skills. I'm currently two hours into "Learn how to Code 1" and the puzzles really put my problem-solving skills to the test. <3 this app
From the educational point of view, huge kudos to the development team. Swift Playgrounds succeeds in teaching coding skills in an engaging and enjoyable format. Kids will love this, and so does this 47-year old kid. The only reason I can't give this app five stars is because the preview area (game map) often disappears, leaving you with empty space. It takes some fiddling to get the map to redraw so it is usable again.
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.