Samsung has teamed up with the BBC and the company is launching the official BBC micro:bit app for Android.
The app was announced last week and it is designed to help young people code on the BBC micro:bit, the app will be available as a free download.
The BBC micro:bit, which will be delivered free to all year 7 or equivalent students this year, is a small programmable hardware device that aims to transform a new generation from passive users of technology to creators and innovators in today’s digital world. Samsung is a key partner in making this free drop of 1 million devices possible in the BBC’s most ambitious education initiative in thirty years.
By connecting the BBC micro:bit to smartphones and tablets, which young people are already very comfortable with, the app will introduce them to “connected technology” and the Internet of Things. This is important as coding becomes an integral skill in today’s job market, where code is not only at the heart of technology but also at the heart of products, for example, household appliances in the connected home.
You can find out more details about the new BBC micro:bit for Android over at Samsung at the link below.