Apple unveiled an interesting new app for children at its WWDC 2016. The app, ‘Swift Playgrounds’ is exclusively for iPad users, and aims at getting children to learn how to code in Swift through simple tools and interactive games. NDTV reports that since the app is aimed at kids, it has basic coding lessons, puzzles and challenges, and brings a code specific keyboard to the iPad, making it easier to enter code.
With the free app, Apple hopes to spark children’s interest for coding, and help them kick-start building code at a very early stage, so they can eventually become developers. Craig Federighi, Senior VP of Software Engineering, said,
Swift Playgrounds is the only app of its kind that is both easy enough for students and beginners, yet powerful enough to write real code.”