Released for iPad in 2016, Apple is bringing the Swift Playgrounds app to macOS as another platform on which to code.
Disney has partnered with Kano, a company that makes coding kits for kids, on a new Star Wars motion sensor kit.
The Bluetooth-enabled motion sensor includes a circular case, printed circuit board with nine LEDs, and two tops that contain Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire iconography. Once assembled, it can be used to control lightsabers, Porgs and other Star Wars paraphernalia in a companion app that’s compatible with Windows 10 PCs, Macs, iPads and Amazon Fire HD 10 tablets.
Teachers that join Apple’s Teacher Coding Academies have been making a difference with the apps that they create.
Apple is partnering with Tennessee State University to promote diversity in programming in HBCU C2 Presidential Academy.
Apple is partnering with Oakland-based Dream Corps as part of the company’s Community Education Initiative.
Project Erasmus is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. Created by former Apple engineer Bob Burrough, it’s a UI concept where elements on the screen are lit by the environment. For example, software toggles and menu bars develop drop shadows and highlights based on light sources in the room. He does this by attaching an Olloclip wide angle lens to capture the light, then the software renders that light as a scene. This is real-time rendering and it makes elements on the screen appear as physical objects.
Apple wants to support female entrepreneurs better with its new Entrepreneur Camp, a program that will be focused on app development.
Now that summer is here and school is out, your kids might be wanting some stuff to do.
Apple’s educational coding environment Swift Playgrounds 2 for iPad is available now with support for subscribing to playgrounds from third-party developers and additional robots.
The tech sector is growing fast across Europe, and computing and informatics jobs are in high demand.
Any of these will help you master coding fundamentals in a snap, so get started with your programming today.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about App Camp for Girls and their latest iPhone app compendium, plus they have some thoughts on Star Trek Discovery and subscription TV plans.
Apple is getting on on the Force Friday action with a new Swift Playgrounds template for controlling Spero’s R2-D2 robot.
Jeff Butts and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about iOS 11’s new way to set up our devices, plus Mr. B fills us in on the iPhone app he wrote to monitor the Arduino thermometer he made.
You don’t even need to download anything.
Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the implications of technology that can realistically simulate actual people speaking, plus John explains why you might want to code in C++ on your Mac.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet take a look at the state of Swift Playgrounds, how it fits into the whole coding environment, and if it qualifies as real programming.
Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple’s Swift education strategy, plus they talk about smart home fatigue.