WWDC 2016 saw Apple getting closer to the younger generation of coders. However, with coding being an extremely complex subject and some might even called it bland for the smaller aged groups, the company has managed to bring up something that will teach kids how to code and they will be able to learn it in a fun manner thanks to the latest application called Swift Playgrounds. Apple already introduced Swift to get closer to iOS and macOS developers but now it has realized that if children are able to start coding at an early age, then the App Store ecosystem could expand even further.
Swift Playgrounds involves an animated character that performs simple challenges in a digital maze in order to make learning more appealing to the younger generation. One of the best things about the app is that coders will not be required to pay a single cent and can start learning how to code immediately. The app isn’t just for toddlers but can also make as a healthy exercising tool for those who are willing to learn coding at a much later stage in life.
Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi made the announcement when discussing Swift Playgrounds:
“I wish Swift Playgrounds was around when I was first learning to code. 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. It’s an innovative way to bring real coding concepts to life and empower the next generation with the skills they need to express their creativity.”
There is also a huge advantage of being an iOS developers over an Android developer in terms of monetary leverage. iOS developers rake in more money than Android developers and this little act from Apple will allow the younger generation to develop an early interest in coding.