Swift Playgrounds now available on App Store

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​San Francisco, Sep 14 (IANS) Tech giant Apple on Wednesday announced that Swift Playgrounds, a new iPad app that makes learning to code easy and fun for everyone, is now available on the App Store.

Swift Playgrounds is compatible with all iPad Air and iPad Pro models and iPad mini 2 and later running iOS 10.

With Swift Playgrounds, real coding concepts are brought to life with an interactive interface that allows students and beginners to explore working with Swift, the easy-to-learn programming language from Apple used by professional developers to create world-class apps.

"Everyone should have the opportunity to learn coding, and we are excited to bring Swift Playgrounds to the next generation of programmers," said Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, Apple, in a statement.

Swift Playgrounds includes Apple-developed programming lessons that guide students through a series of challenges and puzzles.

Apple will also regularly release new standalone challenges so that users can continue learning new skills.

Swift Playgrounds uses real Swift code, thus projects can be exported directly to Xcode and ultimately be turned into full-fledged iOS and Mac apps, the company said.

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