New Apple Swift app will teach iPad users to code

Smart device giant wants to “revolutionise the way people learn to code”
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A new coding app will teach iPad users how to programme with Apple’s open source Swift language.

Swift Playgrounds was announced at last night’s WWDC 2016 keynote and will be released for iPad later this year, Pocket Gamer reports.

The programming language is already used in more than 100,000 apps, and can be used for mobile games – as was demonstrated during the presentation.

The app will feature several programming lessons that focus on specific skills, such as performing lopps, using conditional code and variables, and creating functions.

There will also be a number of built-in templates to demonstrate Swift in action, and universities and other educators will be able to create tests and lessons for their students in the app.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the firm hopes to “revolutionise the way people learn to code”.

Swift Playgrounds is now available to members of the Apple Developer Program in the iOS 10 preview, with a public beta planned for July.

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