Tech giant Apple on Tuesday announced that Swift Playgrounds, a new iPad app that makes learning to code easy and fun for everyone, is now available on the App Store.
With Swift Playgrounds, real coding concepts are brought to life with an interactive interface that allows students and beginners to explore working with Swift, the easy-to-learn programming language from Apple used by professional developers to create world-class apps.
"Everyone should have the opportunity to learn coding, and we are excited to bring Swift Playgrounds to the next generation of programmers," said Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, Apple, in a statement.
Swift Playgrounds includes Apple-developed programming lessons that guide students through a series of challenges and puzzles.
Apple will also regularly release new standalone challenges so that users can continue learning new skills.
Swift Playgrounds uses real Swift code, thus projects can be exported directly to Xcode and ultimately be turned into full-fledged iOS and Mac apps, the company said.
In the meanwhile, Apple has also released refreshed iWork apps for iOS, bringing in the recently announced real-time collaboration feature in beta.
All the iWork apps get new format pane for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, improved downloading, wide colour gamut image support, enhanced keyboard navigation, and more keyboard shortcuts. Pages now lets users open Pages '05 documents, while Keynote gets the Live feature that lets others view the presentation via iCloud, and the ability to highlight using the Apple Pencil.
Written with inputs from IANS