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Topic: Swift Playgrounds

Apple holds first in-school coding session for visually impaired students

03/07/2018, 07:03 pm

In an expansion to its Everyone Can Code educational initiative, Apple on Wednesday held its first in-school session for visually impaired students, helping participants write code that was then used to fly drones.


Apple commemorates Computer Science Education Week with new Hour of Code sessions

11/28/2017, 09:11 am

Apple has opened up thousands of new Hour of Code sessions at every Apple Store location between Dec. 4 and Dec 10, with new Swift Playgrounds challenge and teacher resources available to all.


Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift among the top 20 fastest growing, in demand skills

11/08/2017, 07:11 pm

Freelancer site Upwork published a listing of the top twenty fastest growing skills of the more than 5,000 it tracks. The list cited Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift and Objective-C, along with nod toward new technologies in iOS 11, including Augmented Reality and Machine Learning.


Apple updates TestFlight & Swift Playgrounds for iOS 11's new tech

09/19/2017, 02:09 pm

In conjunction with the release of iOS 11, Apple has also released new versions of TestFlight and Swift Playgrounds, redesigning the former's interface and adding an things like an Augmented Reality challenge to the latter.


Sphero rolls out BB-9E, R2-D2 droid toys controllable by Apple's Swift Playgrounds

08/31/2017, 08:08 pm

Toy producer Sphero has launched two more robots based on droids from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' with the introduction of R2-D2 and BB-9E accompanied by new Swift Playgrounds content that can teach users how to control the Sphero toys by programming in Swift.


WWDC17 Scholarship winner Kenny Batista shared his experiences at Apple's big week for developers

06/10/2017, 11:06 pm

Nineteen year old app developer Kenny Batista was one of roughly 300 scholarship winners Apple invited to its Worldwide Developer Conference last week. He met up with us to talk about his experiences and joined the AppleInsider podcast this week from WWDC.


Apple's Swift Playgrounds 1.5 will teach kids how to write code for Lego, drones & robots

06/01/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple on Thursday revealed that with a version 1.5 update on June 5 -- the beginning of WWDC 2017 -- Swift Playgrounds will include new material teaching people how to write programming for drones, robots, and similar electronics.


Tynker teaches Swift to grade-schoolers for Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' program

05/01/2017, 11:05 am

Long-time coding educators Tynker have released a pair of introductory courses in support of Apple's "Everyone Can Code" initiative to help teach younger kids the fundamentals of coding before they get involved with Swift Playgrounds.


Apple's Swift Playgrounds updates with support for five more languages

03/21/2017, 10:03 am

Coming a day earlier than expected, Apple on Tuesday updated Swift Playgrounds for the iPad with support for five more languages, among them simplified Chinese.


Apple updates Swift Playgrounds for iPad with new Learn to Code lesson, music support

11/17/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple's new iPad app designed to teach programming concepts has been updated with a third new Learn to Code lessons, support for sound and music, line highlighting and the upcoming Hour of Code workshops the company is hosting in its retail stores in early December.