Apple today released Swift Playgrounds, an app that targets kids and adults alike, to help both learn about programming. The app, which is available today as an app on the App Store, is simple and intuitive to use, allowing you to build simple projects.
While Apple didn’t offer new-generation devices, the company is providing something you won’t be able to find anywhere else – professional developers like Stephen King, Sam Lobban, or Chris Milk are designed to explain and demonstrate how coding affects everything from creating websites to creating an app.
Each developer also has a gallery where they explain their projects and write tips for users. Apple said it wanted to introduce the app to people who aren’t as tech-savvy, and show them how programming is just as easy to learn as algebra or calculus.
You can play games using the tools to get the lay of the land. Apple said in a tweet that users can also code with a “Think Different” script. Swift Playgrounds is available for free to all users in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and France. In the weeks to come, Apple said it will open it up to Apple Developers.
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