Following on from the launch of the official BBC micro:bit last week after a few delays and tweaks to its hardware. The BBC has now started supplying year 7 students throughout the UK with the pocket computer and has today announced the availability of the official BBC Micro:bit iOS App.
The BBC Micro:bit iOS App application is now available to download directly from the iTunes Store and offers users with online access to a variety of code editors for programming the new BBC micro:bit mini PC using connections provided by Bluetooth technology.
Easy-to-follow screens lead you through the process of pairing your iPad (or iPhone) to the BBC micro:bit and then transferring your program code. From the home screen you can also discover a host of creative ideas and activities for making the most of the BBC micro:bit. Designed to be used inside and outside the classroom, the app enables children to code on the go and bring their ideas to life whenever and wherever a moment of inspiration hits them.
The app, developed by Insight Resources in collaboration with BBC micro:bit partner, ScienceScope, enables the user to program the BBC micro:bit using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). An iPad or iPhone can be ‘paired’ to the BBC micro:bit and transfer students’ projects between devices in a single click. It also provides direct access to the BBC micro:bit online code editors so that users can create code on their iOS device.
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