Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds

By Apple

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Current Version: 2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 260.92 MB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 1,246 Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Swift Playgrounds App Ratings: 4
4
Total 1,246 Reviews

Swift Playgrounds App Description

Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary 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

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Swift Playgrounds App Reviews

  • Makes learning coding so much fun

    5
    By annyakouro
    Beautifully designed, simple, fun way to learn coding. I am taking a programming class at community college and this is helping so much. Very well designed, very cute too!
  • To hard

    1
    By smart unicorn9273
    These game are way to hard👎🏻😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
  • Buggy

    3
    By CookieFactory
    The text hit boxes are small and unreliable. If you rotate the map things get buggy quick as movement gets confused. Must hard kill the app to restore functioning state. Good concept though!
  • Progress erased

    3
    By Rty123456
    I love the app, but when using the app and progressing; I’ll close the app and when I re open the app I have to re download the lessons. Please fix this issue!
  • One of the very best apps of ANY KIND

    5
    By ÜberEclectic
    Swift Playgrounds is one of the very best apps of all times in ANY category. It's great for kids, too. They think it's a game, but they're learning important programming concepts, not just the Swift language syntax. I especially love that I can do the exercises offline, on a plane. Also, the Swift language interpreter is REAL, which means I can use more advanced concepts even before they're introduced in the lessons.
  • Doesn’t work on ipad air

    1
    By Sean358
    Is so slow as to be unusable on an air 1st generation. Takes about 5 min to run one bit of starter code
  • Slow

    3
    By Nickisafan
    The app loads the animations really slowly
  • Font Size, Dark Mode, Please (Xcode for iPad please!)

    5
    By atatious
    I use my iPad attached to a projector or TV to teach coding. The font size it just too small. I use accessibility to increase font size, but it is just not enough. Magnification is just horrible. Additionally, I would like horizontal scrolling. We also need Xcode on the iPad. It is time.
  • Good coding app

    4
    By andraman1
    One reason it was not 5 star is because the picture would always disappear and show a blue picture but the is good.
  • Molasses

    1
    By zippedy do dah
    That’s what this app should be called! Sooooooooo sllooooooowwww

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