Swift Playgrounds for iPadOS 15 lets users code & submit apps to App Store

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While it isn't quite the full-fledged Xcode on iPad that some developers have been clamoring for, Apple on Monday announced that Swift Playgrounds in iPadOS 15 will be greatly enhanced, teaching users how to build iPad apps and even allowing them to be submitted to the App Store.

The improvements to Swift Playgrounds are a major change, as for the first time, developers will be able to create and submit iPad apps entirely from an iPad, with no need for a Mac.

Apple's Swift Playgrounds originally debuted on the Mac in 2014 and was ported to iPad in 2016. The app's goal is to help users learn to code Swift, Apple's general-purpose, compiled programming language.

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