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
Anything before the m1 was unusable on battery. If you have a M1 it will shred.
I have about 12 years programming experience, and was looking for info on swift. This thing got me up to speed on some features of swift fairly quickly. Its actually a fun way to learn a new language. Wish they made these for other languages like java.
its good up to a point and then it doesn't work
I have basic knowledge of coding and wanted to learn more about it through this app, and it's really fun. I've been playing it for two days now and I love the way the lessons are set up. It teaches you coding in a gamified and visual way. I definitely recommend it!
I played this game and really enjoy on my achievements. I DIdn't notice that I can involve so much in something I am not well interest before! But when I upgrade to BigSur System, it said the "livepage cannot be checked by apple" Therefore, I cannot use this app
Didn't think I'd enjoy the first few basic tutorials other than for syntax, turns out I was wrong. If you like puzzle games at all, it's especially appealing. TL;DR Great way to learn how to code
we are excited to see the spritekit capabilities in new shapes playgrounds app. here are the limitation students found.: 1. there is no way to set bounciness propery to sprite objects physics body. 2. = sign does not appear on keyboard ribbon as it did in old shapes playground 3. '(' doesn't show on keyboard ribbon after typing the object name. which is annoying for young children. 4. position and size cannot be changed after object creation using position and size properties as they expect CGPoint and CGSize and Point and Size do not work. students were able to change the center propery easily in the old shapes playground.
simple , user friendly , wonderful experience for intro to coding, i do need to note one minor issue that could be serious to someone else , we have a brand new macbook pro with bigsur installed, when we down loaded this like many other apps , we noted a serious increase of battery heat. the device had to be moved several times an we had to leave the app to let the device cool off, maby look in to tying to fix this issue somehow? feel free to explain how the device over heats from using certian apps but not with others...thanks an love the app your guys efforts are amazing thank you
what a great introduction to coding! the lessons are easy to understand and follow, as well as making the learning process so fun! great for beginners just getting into coding, as well as for the seasoned programmer looking for a fun little escape.