Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds for PC and Mac

Written by Apple


  • Category: Education
  • Release date: 2021-03-09
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 3.4.1
  • File size: 221.34 MB
  • Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Mac OS X 10.15.4
  • How it works | What is Swift Playgrounds?


Whatʹs Great

1. You solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding, or experiment with a wide range of challenges that let you explore many unique coding experiences.

2. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out, from twelve to one-hundred-and-twelve.

3. The whole time you are learning Swift, a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by professionals to build many of today’s most popular apps.

4. Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for Mac and iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code.

Swift Playgrounds for PC and Mac Screenshots

         

Features and Description



Key Features

Latest Version: 3.4.1

  • Licence: Free


  • What does Swift Playgrounds do? Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for Mac and iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code. You solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding, or experiment with a wide range of challenges that let you explore many unique coding experiences. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out, from twelve to one-hundred-and-twelve. The whole time you are learning Swift, a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by professionals to build many of today’s most popular apps. Code you write works seamlessly as you move between Mac and iPad. Lessons built-in • Apple-created lessons guide you through the core concepts of programming by using code to solve puzzles • See your code run in a beautiful, interactive 3D world that you can rotate and pinch to zoom using the trackpad • Animations introduce each new coding concept at a high level before you dive into the puzzles • Choose from three animated characters to carry out the steps of your code • Glossary and built-in help pages give detailed information about available commands and frameworks Explore and create • Challenges offer many new opportunities for creativity by playing with game logic, music, and more • Interactive coding shows the results of your code instantly, either beside the text or acted out in the live view • Step through your code to highlight each line as it is run • Use your own photos and images within a program to make it uniquely yours • Starting points are a head start to create your own playgrounds that display graphics or chat with your Mac • Create your own playgrounds from scratch to build something totally unique • Reset any page to start over, or duplicate and rename any playground to try different ideas Built for Mac • Code suggestions let you write entire programs in just a few clicks of the mouse • See help along side code suggestions to learn about the available commands • Click and drag a brace to wrap a block of code inside a loop or conditional statement • Drag and drop snippets of commonly-used code directly into your playground Real Swift code • Learn the same powerful Swift programming language used by the pros to create thousands of apps • Take your Swift coding skills to the next level using Xcode to develop an app you publish on the App Store • Access powerful frameworks such as SpriteKit for 2D games, SwiftUI for app interfaces, and more • Use Bluetooth APIs to write programs that control robots and other real-world devices • Concepts and skills you learn directly apply when writing real apps Share • Send your creations to friends and family using Messages, Mail, AirDrop, or other Share Sheet extensions • Start a playground on your Mac, then open on your iPad using iCloud to continue the project

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    Software Installation Requirements


    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 10
    2. Windows 8.1
    3. Windows 7
    4. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (version 11)

    FAQs


    Swift Playgrounds - how do I download the app on PC?

    If you want to download the software on your pc or mac, you could either first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for the app OR you can easily use any of the download links we provided above under the "Download and Install" header section to download the application


    Swift Playgrounds - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims


    • By SuperGilligan
      4

      Great App but has some issues

      I love it so far and find it great in almost every way. I do run into the following problem fairly consistently though. If I have to stop in the middle of a lesson for about any reason, and need to close the app. Every once in a while it will throw a "cannot compile" error when trying to open the lesson or any of it's modules. The only way I've been able to fix it (I've tried deleting and re-downloading the lessons, as well as resetting them with no luck) has been to delete the app and the iCloud Drive App Library, and then re-install from scratch. Since I'm using it to learn, and not to develop, it's not devestating, but it is frustrating, hence the 4 stars. It would be 3 if XCode wasn't an option.


    • By Max55509
      3

      new shapes playground

      we are excited to see the spritekit capabilities in new shapes playgrounds app. here are the limitation students found.: 1. there is no way to set bounciness propery to sprite objects physics body. 2. = sign does not appear on keyboard ribbon as it did in old shapes playground 3. '(' doesn't show on keyboard ribbon after typing the object name. which is annoying for young children. 4. position and size cannot be changed after object creation using position and size properties as they expect CGPoint and CGSize and Point and Size do not work. students were able to change the center propery easily in the old shapes playground.


    • By Captain J L Picard
      2

      Has potential but needs some more work!

      I downloaded it and played the coding game without a problem. i have a NEW i9 2.4g MBP. The fans ran all the time and exhaust air was hot but it worked for about 3 hours and I shut down. the next time i opened it it asked for permission to access my documents folder and i declined. It did not offer to create a different folder for work files. it locked up and poped up an error screen for relaunching. it won't relaunch! Deleting the app and reloading from the app store does not fix it! i think it has potential but the program needs an update.


    • By xerathes
      1

      Outstanding app concept, yet unusable on MacBook

      This is a fantastic app to learn and make first steps coding. Apple deserves the highest praise for making such a well designed app available to everyone for free. However: while I would give this app a five-star rating if it was the iPad version, where this app runs flawlessly, the MacBook version is unusable. Within minutes the machine turns into a cooktop. Given that it runs just fine on iPads with weaker CPUs and having an educated guess what computational load this app should have, there must be a monumental bug here somewhere. Please fix it, Apple, my daugthers love it!


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