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Swift Playgrounds

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Description

Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary new app for iPad 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, while additional challenges let you explore code and create programs that are engaging and unique.

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 iOS 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 covers a comprehensive list of common terms, or tap a word in the instructions for additional help

Explore and create
• Challenges encourage experimentation and creativity by playing with game logic, music, and various other themes
• New challenges are released regularly to keep improving your emerging coding skills
• 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, images, sounds, and files within a program to make it uniquely yours
• Templates are a head start to create your own programs that use graphs, graphics, touch, or a 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
• Quick Type suggestions for code are so smart you can write entire programs 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 number or color in your code to display a pop-up in which to enter a new value or choose from a color picker
• Amazing new 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 iOS 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 programs that control robots and other real-world devices with your iPad
• Every concept and skill you learn directly applies 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
• Homework hand-in with iTunes U makes it easy to bring coding into the classroom
• Turn on iCloud Drive to enable Xcode on your Mac to edit and extend the same documents that are on your iPad

* Swift Playgrounds requires a 64-bit iPad with iOS 10 or later, including iPad mini 2 or later, iPad Air or later, or iPad Pro

What's New in Version 1.1.2

• An error message will display automatically if your code has a mistake
• Playground documents can be installed from within Safari and Mail on iPad (requires iOS 10.2)
• Fixed issue that would improperly select a block of code, and could prevent dragging to re-order lines of code
• Fixed issue that caused buttons to draw in the wrong location when multitasking with another app
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

New in Swift Playgrounds 1.1:

• Learn to Code 3 continues the guided learning experience as you help Blu explore the universe
• Hour of Code challenge gives a Byte-sized introduction to the Learn to Code lessons
• Step through your code to highlight each line as it is run
• Learn to Code now includes music and sound effects
• Notifications for new and updated content

Note: Download new copies of Learn to Code from the Featured page to get the music, sound effects, and line highlighting features.

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Customer Reviews

Life changing application

I have always been interested in technology and content creation, but I never got around to really immersing myself into programming. When Swift Playgrounds came out it was like a whole new world. The lessons are very intuitive but you don't feel like they are talking down to you in any way. My whole family is now learning Swift and I hope to apply these skills and make content I enjoy. The team that built this did a great job and I hope this app stays updated with brand new lessons for a long time, good job Apple!

Recording Movies

I can't make any recorded videos. I tap the Record Movie button, then do a demo of what I'd done on a certain page. When I'm done, I go to stop recording, and nothing has been recorded at all. I've got to say, though, that Swift Playgrounds has been my best find in my endeavor to gain skills sufficient to develop apps. Where has this been?!

Getting a progress, but!

Why Look Up feature isn't available for the text in the app? Can you make it work please?

Swift Playgrounds
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 274 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with 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, and 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular.

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