Apple has announced the launch of the Swift PlayGrounds app which was designed to teach kids how to code in the company’s Swift programming language for developing Mac and iOS apps.
The app which was announced during the WWDC Developer Conference in San Francisco by Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook is an innovative iPad app designed to teach kids how to code. It takes children through the fundamentals of coding and introduces them to functions, object types, commands and more. The company says it’s easy enough for people without any prior programming experience to get into.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to learn coding, and we are excited to bring Swift Playgrounds to the next generation of programmers looking for a fun and easy way to explore key coding concepts using real code, More than 100 schools around the world have already committed to adding Swift Playgrounds to their fall curriculum, and we can’t wait to see what students create with it.” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.
Swift Playgrounds is available today on the App Store for free. Swift Playgrounds is compatible with all iPad Air® and iPad Pro™ models and iPad mini 2 and later running iOS 10.