iPad News & Update: Apple Announces Swift Playgrounds to Teach Kids How To Code

By Kathleen Nava , Updated Jun 14, 2016 04:18 AM EDT

Apple announces that they will be launching an app that can teach anyone, including kids, to learn how to code. This teaching tool app is called "Swift Playgrounds" and it will be released for the iPad.

'Swift Playgrounds': iPad new app will teach kids how to code

The iPad Swift Playgrounds app aims to be the best way for anyone to learn how to code, as reported by Tech Crunch. Currently, the fundamental of Swift in two different challenges are readily available to get going.

Apple believes that everyone should learn how to code and it should be required in schools. That's why the Swift Playgrounds app and all the lessons are completely free.

There is also a special coding keyboard which has some effects that you can do so it will give you like a secondary character on many of the keys, and you can simply swipe down to use those characters.

Swift Playgrounds also has challenges. So as soon as you think you are ready to take on the challenges to give you some commands on what you should do.

But before you excel in those challenges, you have to learn to code. There are lessons in Swift Playgrounds that walk you through the basics and there's a lot of cute animations that kind of explain what you're going to do and how it works

How to get iPad's new Swift Playgrounds app

The Swift Playgrounds app is available in a developer preview, which means the only way to get your hands on it is to turn the developer beta of iOS 10 on an iPad.

According to Apple Insider, "Swift Playground will ship this fall with iOS 10, available in the iOS App Store. The free app will be available to test in the developer beta, starting today, and the public beta set to launch in July."

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