Hour of Code: Apps for Building Programming Skills

Hour of Code: Apps for Building Programming Skills

Joelle Alcaidinho
Dec 13, 2013

In honor of Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15) the tablet apps featured this week will help you, or the aspiring developer in your life, get in your Hour of Code and more.

TOP ROW

1. L2Code HTML: Learn HTML, geared towards: adults. Android & iOS, $.99 & $2.99.
2. Cargo-Bot: Learn logic, basic programming skills, geared towards: kids. iPad, Free.
3. My Robot Friend: Learn logic, basic programming skills, geared towards: kids. iOS, $3.99.
4. Treehouse: Learn Programming & Design: Learn Objective-C, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, and SQL, geared towards: adults. iPad, (Requires Subscription) Free.
5. Cato's Hike: A Programming and Logic Odyssey: Learn logic, basic programming skills, geared towards: kids. iOS, $4.99.

BOTTOM ROW

6. Hopscotch: Coding for kids, a visual programming language: Learn logic, basic programming skills, geared towards: kids. iPad, Free.
7. Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers: Learn logic, basic programming skills, geared towards: kids. Android & iOS, Free.
8. Light-bot: Learn logic, basic programming skills, geared towards: kids. Android & iOS, Free & $2.99.
9. Kodable: Learn logic, basic programming skills, geared towards: kids. iPad, Free.
10. Codea: Code editor built on Lua programming language exports to Xcode for iOS development, geared towards: adults. iPad, $9.99.

Of course this is just a small selection of apps and there are many more resources out there for learning how to code including web-based tutorials. Learn more about Computer Science Education week and how you can get involved as an educator or student here.

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