Technology: Apple announces Swift Playgrounds for iPad at the WWDC 2016
New York: US-based technology giant Apple at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco on Monday announced Swift Playgrounds for iPad that would allow users to play with Swift code on their device for the first time.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during the announcement of Swift Playgrounds for iPad at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. Pic/AFP
Apple wants to bring many more people into coding; this is their solution. The app incorporates lessons and challenges -- it is very much a teaching tool, technology website 9to5mac.com said.
The free Swift Playgrounds will be available in the App Store and a developer preview was released on Monday.
The code appears on the left with a preview on the right. Apple has made several different tutorials to gradually explain to people how to learn Swift.
This includes fully three-dimensional basic 'games' using Swift functions to control the character.