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Hopscotch, Programming Designed for Everyone: coding for kids

By Hopscotch Technologies

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***2013 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner***
***2014 Children's Technology Review: Best Educational Technology***
***Featured by Apple in Education and Kids***
Hopscotch is programming designed for everyone. Kids can use simple, intuitive building blocks to create games, animations and apps in this colorful, interactive environment.

Program your characters to move, draw, and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them.

Praise from our users:

“I totes adore Hopscotch! I feel like it has helped me learn a lot. I want to be an engineer and computer techno person when I grow up.” —Genesis, age 11

"This is the best app I have ever put on my kids' iPads."
—Bill Genereux, Digital media technology teacher and dad

"BTW, Hopscotch is so much fun! I went to Hawaii and for the whole 8 hour flight I played on it. The whole time! Thanks for being so awesome!!!!! :D”—Amara, age 9

"Great job!!! I'm seventy two years old, old - time amateur Apple II programmer and I used to teach my kids how to program with Logo. Now, I do the same with my grandchildren, using Hopscotch."
—P. Chatzisarantis, Grandfather

"You guys are incredible. I've never seen such a simple and powerful learning tool.” —M. Meyers, science and programming teacher

Why learn to code? Computer Science is among the highest paid college degrees and programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average. By the year 2020, there will be a projected 1.4 million computer jobs but only 400,000 CS students. Even if kids don’t grow up to be programmers, the problem solving and critical thinking skills they will obtain playing Hopscotch are necessary for every career path. Hopscotch was inspired by MIT’s Scratch.

Recommended for kids ages 8 to ∞.

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What's New in Version 2.1.0

New characters have arrived from... the jungle. They fly, play pranks, and one is known to bite. Some are free, and others you'll need to pay for. What new worlds can you build?

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Customer Reviews

Great... But needs some improvements.

This is a very great app for people who want to do easy coding but... There are a few problems.

1. Search bar. Many, many people on Hopscotch try to find projects but it's all buried in a lot of spam. If you added a search bar, a lot of people
would be pleased. (I've seen some people post messages on Hopscotch about search bars, you should see them.)

2. Sound. Many people, like me, want to put sounds in their projects in some way, and, if possible, add a way to make people put music in their projects too. It would make a lot of projects feel more alive.

3. More commands. Especially a "If _____ then ______ command. Lots of projects would improve if that command existed. But add more commands other than that too, like more equation/mathematical commands. (like, "# + #" )

If you add these three things, I'll bring up my ratings to a five star, and many projects would be remixed to be EVEN better. :)

Used to be good

I used to love this app until the recent update. Now I have know idea what I'm doing. The colors were very helpful but now everything is white. I simply cannot function with this layout. I also now I can't see everything at the same time. I would have given this app 5 stars but now I wish I could give it ZERO. it doesn't even deserve 1 star. I want to delete this app but all my projects will be gone too. Please change it back to how it used to be.👿👿👿👹👺💥🐗

Nice App!

Feature requests: variables and instance propereties.
I really like this app, because it's useful in schools or for parents to teach programming. I am older than the target of this app, but I remember how hard it was to learn basic programming. I hope that with this app, kids can learn programming faster.

Hopscotch, Programming Designed for Everyone: coding for kids
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2014
  • Version: 2.1.0
  • Size: 17.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Seller: Hopscotch Technologies
Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 9–11

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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