Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds

By Apple

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Current Version: 3.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 418.96 MB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.4+
Score: 3.84
3.84
From 1,227 Ratings

Description

Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app 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. And because it’s built to take full advantage of iPad and the real iPadOS SDK, Swift Playgrounds is a first-of-its-kind learning experience. 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 with a finger and pinch to zoom • 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, sensors, 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 playground to make it uniquely yours • Starting points are a head start to create your own playgrounds that use graphs, graphics, touch, or chat with the computer • Create your own playgrounds from scratch to take your coding skills to entirely new places • Reset any page to start over, or duplicate and rename any document to give a family member their own copy Built for touch • QuickType suggestions let you add multiple lines of code in just a few taps, no keyboard required • Tap and hold to grab any command and move it around to change the order of your code • Drag a brace with your finger to wrap a block of code inside a loop or conditional statement • Drag and drop snippets of commonly-used code directly into your playground • Tap a color box in your code to display a pop-up color picker • Coding keyboard has all the common Swift characters, just swipe to pick the alternate symbol on any key Real Swift and iOS code • Learn the same powerful Swift programming language used by the pros to create thousands of apps in the App Store • Access iPadOS frameworks such as SpriteKit for 2D games, SceneKit for 3D graphics, UIKit, and more • Your code has direct control of iPad hardware such as the gyroscope, accelerometer, camera, and touch events • Use Bluetooth APIs to write playgrounds that control robots and other real-world devices with your iPad • 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 • Record a video of yourself coding or running your creation, complete with your own voice narration • Broadcast a coding session live to the world using any streaming service app that supports ReplayKit

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Reviews

Good except...

4
Honestly I would never stop playing this game if it was for 1 thing which is if u could save ur functions
By ADACIVE GAMER4456

Great app

4
And also if you’re bored code something fun!
By zaaa4043

Great app!

5
I just got this app like yesterday, but so far it’s working great! I haven’t experienced any crashing, and it’s super fun! I was looking for another coding game and swift playgrounds caught my eye. I looked at it and got the app. So much fun! Swift playgrounds is definitely one of a kind! I liked how the main screen was translucent and I could kinda see the Home Screen. I also thought that the way all the playgrounds are in an app format was pretty neat, though I have one question that I had from the app format. When you download a playground, does it take up iCloud space? Other than that question, this app is totally recommended, some levels easy, some hard and the game is so easygoing. I totally recommend, 5/5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
By pingugirl 123

INCREDIBLE APP, but update 3.4 is broken.

1
This app was INCREDIBLE two versions ago when it could execute SwiftUI code. With the Magic Keyboard and iPad Pro 12.9” ... I made significant improvements in learning SwiftUI with over a dozen apps. HOWEVER, with the 3.4 update, all of my apps are broken with a generic Abort() message. Developers are ignoring my Developer’s Feedback with very specific examples of code that used to run flawlessly, and is now broken. I’ve lost faith that Apple can restore this to truly run SwiftUI code that it once ran. I was pretty much able to go 3/4 the way though the Stanford SwiftUI 2020 course - executing the code in THIS app - it was truly amazing. Now - things are simply broken. If you simply want to do some print stuff - this is fine, but if you want to layout elements with SwiftUI - this is not the app for you.
By RichIWalt

Fun but keep crashing and a battery killer

3
As title described.
By learner 991

It’s ok

3
I mean it’s fun but on learn to code 2 activity 3 gems 4 switches (like the fifth one I think) I have “while gemCounter <3 {“ blah blah blah “}” but when gemCounter reaches 3, it keeps going. Am I doing this wrong or what?
By Arnoldpalmer5556790754442

Geometry Reader broke as of V3.4

1
Apple should test their own app with very commonly used elements in SwiftUI.
By Juandacruser

Really good app BUT

2
It’s constantly crashing and it’s really annoying. At first it said to update the app and I did, but then it still continued to crash. Really annoying but still a good app.
By vicerroy

Not letting me play

5
Like when I make a code and I enter I can’t
By mda1787

Frustrating UI on ipad

3
Apple, this app is great but is frustrating that I cannot switch to the smaller keyboard. Half of the time I can't see the code I am trying to write because the full keyboard covers it up. Maybe this is a result of the latest iOS update. Please fix. thank you
By Allmanac

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