Codea by Two Lives Left (Universal)
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Released: Oct 26, 2011
Version: 3.6
Size: 187 MB
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Codea

Two Lives Left
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"It’s kind of like the Garage Band of coding." – Wired

"Codea for iPad is a super slick way to write and run programs on your iPad." – Gizmodo

Codea lets you create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch and the accelerometer.

We think Codea is the most beautiful code editor you'll use, and it's easy. Codea is designed to let you touch your code. Want to change a color, or an image? Tapping will bring up visual editors that let you choose exactly what you want.

Codea is built on the Lua programming language. A simple, elegant language that doesn't rely too much on symbols — a perfect match for iPad.

Here's how you use it: type your code. Press play to watch it run. Interact with it. Get creative.

FEATURES

• A fully featured 2D and 3D renderer
• Lots of great example projects to learn from, including games
• Touch your code: tap colors, images and sounds to adjust them
• Export your finished projects to Xcode to produce real apps
• Complete in-line reference documentation accessible from keyboard
• Intelligent syntax highlighting and auto-completing code editor
• Import your own assets from Dropbox
• Full 2D and 3D physics engines for complex motion
• Add parameters so you can tweak variables at runtime
• Interact with accelerometer and multi-touch on your device
• Generate retro-game sound effects
• GLSL Shader Language support with live shader editor
• Bluetooth keyboard support and keyboard shortcuts
• Air Code: code live from your PC using WiFi
• Much, much more

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

• Join the forums at https://talk.codea.io to ask questions, share ideas and get help when you need it

• If you need help or wish to get in contact with us, please use the support link on this page

What's new in version 3.6
New Render Engine Preview
- Includes a preview of the new Metal-based renderer coming in Codea 4.0. You can enable it on a per-project basis, and documentation is available in the editor.
- The new renderer allows for advanced effects like compute shaders, better text and vector rendering, and more

Objective-C Library Updates
- Exposes more types through the objc library
- Allows for interaction with delegates and other callback-style APIs from the renderer

Asset Library Improvements
- You can now add sprites, music and sounds to your project using the document picker
- Or by drag-and-drop directly into the code editor!
Our verdict: Good
  • + Codea is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + Codea is currently ranked #36 in paid Productivity apps for iPad.
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