Posted by Andrew Stevens on February 19th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Codea, the iPad app that allows you to create and run code right on your iPad. It has received a major update to allow users even more options than before. The major update allows complete access to GLSL shaders and has a full-featured GLSL shader editor. There’s also a new parameter system, documentation browser, and a blend mode.
More Details from the App Store Description:
• Shaders: Full access to GLSL shaders from the mesh class.
• Shader Lab: A full-featured GLSL shader editor with live preview and live variables.
• Camera: Stream from the cameras on your device straight into a sprite, capture them into an image, or even input them into a shader.
• Brand new Parameter system. Make buttons, color pickers, text boxes and more for the Codea sidebar.
• Vector sprite rendering. You can now load PDF files as sprites, which can be rendered at any size and still look sharp.
• Two great new vector sprite packs by Kenney.nl.
• Tween: The new tween library provides you with easy to use animations, paths, sequences and more.
• Blend Modes: Use the new blendMode() function for additive and multiplicative blending, or even set completely custom blend modes using the advanced parameters.
• Brand new Documentation Browser, copy sample code and use the sidebar for reference as-you-type.
• Completely re-architected Code Editor with built-in API guides.
• New Tools menu from the main screen lets you manage your assets.
• REPL built into the viewer. Type and execute simple expressions while your code is running.
Cargo-Bot is a game that Xzibit could be proud of. It’s an iPad game, made on an iPad! Whoa!
The app was developed by Rui Viana, who made the game in Codea, Two Lives Left’s Lua-based coding app formerly known as Codify. The game has players trying to move boxes around to get them into the correct arrangement. This is done through commands to move the crane left, right, and pick up/put down a box. It’s also possible to set up to 4 different commands that can then be used to set up loops, and conditional statements that only work when the box is in a certain status.
Yes, that means that Cargo-Bot is an iPad game about programming, made in an iPad app that lets users program games. Whoa.
The game was prototyped and programmed in Codea over several months, with several people contributing music and art for the game. The code was imported into Two Lives Left’s Codea Xcode template, which will soon be made available to Codea users, and then published to the App Store. It all started with one project made on an iPad, and now anyone can play it on their iPad.
Developer Two Lives Left (no relation to Tilt to Live developer One Man Left) has introduced an iPad app for those budding programmers out there.
Codify is an app that is based on the Lua programming language, and is designed for users to be able to easily set up and use projects on their iPad. This is not meant to be a compiler for large-scale projects, nor is it meant to be a Lua compiler for iPad, as projects are currently limited to the iPad alone. However, it provides an introduction to programming, with visual tools that can be used to help make a simple project easily.
The app comes with sample projects to explore, sample graphics to use in projects, and the ability to intelligently interact with code in ways that aren’t quite available with just a standard Lua editor. This is an interesting option for people looking to get their hands dirty with actual programming, but in a much simpler and friendlier environment.
World War Z the game is celebrating the movie releasing into theaters by dropping its price for a week. Starting today and lasting until Monday, June 24th, you will be able to download the game for $0.99 cents. That means you get 28 levels of combat for less than a dollar, which is a good [...]