Swift Playgrounds 2.0 Adds Playground Subscriptions, New Robots, More

Posted in Apple News, iPad on 25/01/2018 by Chris Hauk


Apple on Wednesday released an update to their popular Swift Playgrounds app. The update, version 2.0, brings new features such as playground subscriptions, new robots and more to the programming learning app.

Swift Playgrounds 2.0 Adds Playground Subscriptions, New Robots, More

What’s New

Version 2.0

Now you can subscribe to playgrounds from your favorite third-party creators, then browse and download their content directly within Swift Playgrounds.

• Subscriptions automatically show new playgrounds when available and alert you to updates
• New robots including IBM’s TJBot and Mekamon are available from the Add Subscriptions button
• New content gallery shows all playgrounds including third-party subscriptions in a single view
• Documentation for iOS features and commands is now available from the Help button and the tools menu
• Locations button lets you open playgrounds from the Files app on your iPad

Note: Third-party robot playgrounds previously included in the app are now available directly from their respective authors when you browse subscriptions.

Swift Playgrounds first debuted in 2016, as a part of Apple’s efforts to teach users how to code apps using the Cupertino firm’s Swift programming language. The app uses 3D worlds, animations, and interactive tools to illustrate how basic coding techniques work. The app has proven to be popular with budding programmers of all ages.

Swift Playgrounds is free, and is available for the iPad in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]


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