Apple has introduced Swift Playgrounds, a new app for the iPad, especially for those who wish to learn to code. It is supposed to include Apple developed programming lessons where in students can learn to write code and also includes built-in templates to encourage users to express their creativity and create real programs respectively.
It will teach students how to learn ore coding concepts, such as issuing commands, creating functions, performing loops and using conditional code and variables. The company will regularly release standalone challenges so students can refine their coding abilities as their skills develop too.
Swift Playground also comes with built-in templates and students can modify and built on these codes, to make it their own by adding graphics and touch interactions.
“I wish Swift Playgrounds was around when I was first learning to code,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Swift Playgrounds is the only app of its kind that is both easy enough for students and beginners, yet powerful enough to write real code. It’s an innovative way to bring real coding concepts to life and empower the next generation with the skills they need to express their creativity.”