WWDC 2016 Apple Launches Swift Playgrounds App That Teaches Kids To Code

This week was WWDC 2016 – AKA the Big Apple Unveil where the tech giant unveils all its latest news, planned new tech and updates to an eagerly awaiting crowd. Among the news was the fact you can now delete pesky unwanted apps, the announcement of their newest desktop operating system (Sierra) and what’s coming with iOS10 (big upgrades for Siri, rich links for iMessage, bigger emojis, and updated Photos and Maps apps).

However, one of the new app releases that caught our eye from WWDC 2016 was that of Swift Playgrounds – an app that teaches kids to code. Speaking at the keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “We believe coding should be a required subject in all schools” – something we couldn’t agree with more!

According to Apple, “Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun. Solve puzzles to master the basics using Swift — a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by the pros to build many of today’s most popular apps. Then take on a series of challenges and step up to more advanced creations. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out. It also provides a unique way for seasoned developers to quickly bring ideas to life. And because it’s built to take full advantage of iPad, it’s a first-of-its-kind learning experience”

Find out more about the Swift Playgrounds app announced at WWDC 2016 HERE – available FREE in the Autumn.

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