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 1,300 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

Frustrating as a voice over user.

1
I use to be able to practice coding with this app. However, after a few months of not practicing, I started again only to find that when I move my finger around the screen, everything is announced, except the grid. I get the beginning explanation for the grid, but can’t navigate around the grid like I use to be able to. I’ve tried every combination of gesture I can think of, but voiceover won’t focus on the grid.
By cannonballdenver

Crashes constantly

1
This app crashes too much after using it for too long!!
By julip1234

Local save gets deleted

3
I can’t quite understand why my local project keeps getting deleted and I end up having to find an internet connection to continue working on it. I’m not always near an internet connection. I’ve been unable to work on my project on occasion while off the grid because for some reason my local copy gets deleted.
By Jackx36

It’s not real coding

2
I got the app, I did Learn to Code 1, moved on to Learn To Code 2a and did it a bit… then I realized IT’S NOT REAL CODING. You’re teaching me to move around a little character to make them punch a crystal and jump on a switch. How does this translate over to real coding. I tried Rock, Paper, Scissors, but it just had you copying code. Then I moved on to Sonic Workshop, and it did all the hard work for you. THEN, I decided to do Brick Breaker. WAAAY too advanced. I have no idea how to write ONE LINE of Swift code. It’s not coding. Please make it REAL CODING.
By scdjikkksdfbdsfjknds

I love this app only IT CRASHES WAY TOO MANY TIMES

3
This app is so useful and helpful, but it crashes and loses a lot of my progress in the meantime. PLEASE fix the bugs so this will run smoother!?
By Sgstratax

MUST HAVE SUGGESTION!

4
1. A glossary. It tells you how the code works, how to use it, and stuff. Great for people who forgor how to do a thing! 2. Instant UI! It seems that most people forgor that they have to implement all those types of UI in their code. So before their playground or project gets set up, it should ask what features the project will use. And implement all the UI the features require. Sound good? Those are the 2 suggestions you should implement in! I mean, it is a must have! You can respond too!
By braydenMM6

(!!) does (!!) work

4
When I want to put (!!) in my code it won’t show up on quick code and when I type it it doesn’t register as code. Example: If (!!) onGem, moveForward. That won’t work. Otherwise great.
By Dear.Ezra.Miles

This update was a stupid idea

1
Like all the apps apple made
By bannana is better

Food tastes good

1
Thank you apple i love your products also can you subscribe to my yt channel Thank lyou
By Lycinroc the champion

Keep losing progress after switching apple ids

2
Every time I switch apple ids and switch back, I lose all of my progress for some reason, can someone help me get my progress back!
By 7878o87878

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