By Laurence Rogers
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Get creative, get coding, get connected with the official app for the BBC micro:bit. Find awesome code ideas from others; create and edit your own code; and pair with your phone or tablet via Bluetooth to code your BBC micro:bit on-the-go.
The best bits
• Create code on your phone or tablet with our BBC micro:bit code editors, then ‘flash’ them on to your micro:bit – no wires or cables needed
• See awesome code ideas for games and activities from others, and try out your own
• Edit your existing code projects
What’s in the app?
There are four areas to explore:
• Discover takes you to the official website where you can find code ideas from other BBC micro:bit fans. There’s loads of cool stuff to try out.
• Create Code allows you to use the BBC micro:bit code editors on our website. Choose an editor and start coding. You can also go back and edit code you’ve already created.
• Connections is where you can go to pair your phone or tablet to your micro:bit. Choose the device you’d like to connect to through a secure Bluetooth pairing.
• Flash is where the fun begins: send a code file (.HEX) from your phone or tablet and see it on your micro:bit!
To analyse and improve the app, technologies similar to performance cookies are used by the BBC. You can alter your settings for this from the app menu. For more information about this, privacy and the micro:bit app generally, visit https://www.microbit.co.uk/privacy or https://www.microbit.co.uk/mobile
This app can help students build skills from away from the classroom and add them to their microbit.
I would really love an interface that could allow you to create codes off of the website
I really think that the app is easier than doing it on a laptop or computer.
This is marvellous allowing coding on iPhone or iPad then sending hex files to the micro:bit using Bluetooth. I do hope support for "device" statements to operate camera etc will be added in future.
- Category: Education
- Released: 31 March 2016
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 6.3 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Laurence Rogers
- © 2016 Insight Resources
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.