Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds

By Apple

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Current Version: 3.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 418.86 MB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.4+
Score: 3.84
3.84
From 1,157 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

BAD GAME!!!!

1
I hate it!!💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔🥱
By lovergrfffxgdgxfdfff

INCREDIBLE APP, but update 3.4 is broken.

2
This app is INCREDIBLE when it works. With the Magic Keyboard and iPad Pro 12.9” ... I have made significant improvements in learning SwiftUI ... running several tutorials directly in this app. Once you learn to import PlaygroundSupport and then activate your SwiftUI View with PlaygroundPage.current.setLiveView( ContentView() ), it is amazing what all you can run. I have learned GeometryProxy, JSON reading, run iDine from Paul ... HOWEVER, with the 3.4 update, all of my apps are broken with various generic errors. I’m looking forward to this version being corrected !
By RichIWalt

Worst

5
Not fun at all
By connorlikesbirds

Wonderful idea but Constantly Crashes

3
It seems every time I try and use Swift Playgrounds I hit a new snag. The new problem is I cannot download playgrounds without the app crashing. It appears the devs changed how the app handles file locations, but as there is no way I can find to set a default location, I can’t fix the problem myself. Add this to the long list of crashes, hang ups and loss of progress, combined with a huge lag between new swift features and supported lessons and I think the app just tries to do more than the dev team can manage. Perhaps there should be one app for learning swift and another as a ‘scratch pad’ for experimenting and ideas. It’s clear something must be done to make this more maintainable.
By Storiwr

Please fix the crashes

5
It’s a great app I’m using it to learn coding , Me and my wife just got it and we are learning the swift codeing but we noticed so so many crashes in the app, crashes that makes the character don’t follow the correct code i write , and it Darin the iPads battery like hell. So please fix those problems to that great application.. Thank you Apple
By Nawar1976

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!

5
Function: tellhowamazingthisis!(){ This is awesome!!() Great for anyone who wants to code! 100% free!() I recommend starting with learn to code then the brick () Breaker challenge!() Extremely recommend it!() } Tellhowamazingthisis!()
By byubhvygv

absolutely horrible

1
this app seems nice at first with the incredible graphics but once you get halfway trough the first game the code won’t run at all. there was no error in my code(trust me i tried to get it to work for three days) but it just wouldn’t run (AT ALL) it would make a loading sign for three minutes then do NOTHING! also the text bar would take forever to load and would make me lose hours of time. (conclusion) so anyway this app is horrible don’t buy it. it will just take a lot of space on your phone. unless apple fixes their stupid app then you should buy it.
By DRendless-me

I love the app but there's a problem since the update

5
App keeps giving error messages on all playgrounds including new ones. im sure it'll be up and running again. I look forward to an update. thanks
By airbrushskillz

Great app still missing one tiny thing.

4
The app itself is wonderful. It helps foster creativity and practice for people learning to program or doing quick tests. What I think this app is missing is the ability to turn playgrounds into widgets and obviously expand its availability to the iPhone. Many e-learning apps are in both platforms even if they would have a better experience in a larger screen. I feel that with the possibility to add widgets from playgrounds, people would be more motivated to code for their own personal benefit on their Apple devices.
By rodrigoescobar

iPadOS 14 broke Swift Playgrounds for me.

1
All my existing playgrounds have an error now. Even new playgrounds give an error.
By grunyen

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