Swift Playgrounds – New app for learning Swift on iPad presented at WWDC 2016

App will be available for free in the App Store Fall 2016

Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds

So what is inside?

Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun. Solve puzzles to master the basics using Swift — a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Then take on a series of challenges and step up to more advanced creations. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out. It also provides a unique way for seasoned developers to quickly bring ideas to life. And because it’s built to take full advantage of iPad, it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience.

Swift Playgrounds takes full advantage of the power, Multi-Touch capabilities, and simplicity of iPad. Just tap, drag, or type text and numbers and then interact with what you’ve created.

With QuickType for code, the Shortcut Bar intelligently displays commands as you go, so you can write a line of code with a tap or two. And for those moments when typing is the best option, there’s an innovative keyboard designed just for coding. Touch a key to access multiple characters, then drag to choose the one you want.

There is also the ability to share your code with the World:

Send your code to a friend’s iPad using Mail, Messages, or AirDrop. Your friends can view it in Swift Playgrounds and even build on it by adding their own twists. You can also post a video of your running program to the web for the world to see.

You can find all the official info about Swift Playgrounds here:

http://www.apple.com/swift/playgrounds/