Practically 4 years after it launched as an iPad-exclusive in 2016, Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app is now obtainable for Mac as a part of Apple’s Catalyst app initiative, designed to assist bridge the software program hole between its macOS and iOS platforms (by way of 9to5Mac).
The free app cleverly disguised as a online game teaches youngsters use Apple’s Swift programming language, and to possibly construct apps of their very own. Now that it’s on Mac, it is perhaps simpler for youths to publish these Swift apps, too; they’ll now use these abilities on the identical laptop computer they’d want for the corporate’s Xcode software program. Xcode isn’t obtainable on Apple’s tablets.
Apple’s product web page additionally says your code will seamlessly transfer from iPad to Mac as you write it, and the brand new app comes with a number of Mac-exclusive options, like the choice to tug and drop snippets of frequent code instantly into your lesson together with your mouse or trackpad. In response to 9to5Mac, it additionally has assist for the MacBook Professional’s Contact Bar, however they don’t say the way it may assist.