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 ( 1,270 Reviews)
  • Price:
Swift Playgrounds App Ratings: 4
Total 1,270 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 11 or later, including iPad mini 2 or later, iPad Air or later, or iPad Pro


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Swift Playgrounds App Reviews

  • Nice work

    By SuperCoolMimi
    It is a nice app that allows all ages to learn how to code
  • Great learning tool but frustrating to use

    By Horripilator
    I very much enjoy this app’s approach to learning to code, but find it unpleasant to use due to time delays. After drafting code, I often have to wait up to 5 minutes for trial execution to initiate. When returning to the app after a hiatus, reloading the module in progress often takes an eternity or fails.
  • Such a fun game u made to help me learn coding. I rather boo nearpod!

    By Brayden4110
    This is one of the best coding games of my whole life that I’d boo nearpod cause I know codes are hard. And even that, u would mostly download Swift more than that roasted nearpod thing
  • Runs in background when app is closed

    By dmik1234
    Overall I like this app, however, the sounds of the app and the character randomly starts playing even when the app is closed. I uninstalled...
  • Could be better

    By jjjjuuuhhg
    Trying to manipulate text within this app is extremely frustrating. Also, I’m stuck in arrays and the hints aren’t working, so where do I go for help? Once you get to arrays you are left to fend for your self, need more instruction instead being left to try things till something works.
  • Too slow

    By Jacalart
    iPad Pro 12.9 inch. This app runs really slow. Tricky to get keyboard to display. Sometimes a tap. Sometimes a double tap. Shortcut bar with code snippets lags. You tap a snippet, the bar disappears and takes a few seconds before it comes back. Conceptually this is a great fun app to learn Swift. But the user experience with the app being so slow takes away all your enthusiasm.
  • Lots of fun but ...

    By cheeriegirl
    Barely works anymore on iPad Air 2. Has become super slow at executing commands. After tapping Run Command, the button spins and spins and spins, then the character moves. I keep my iPad up-to-date, but I’m not sure what’s happened. Swift was great to learn mobile coding, but not anymore.
  • Makes learning coding so much fun

    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

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

    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!