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Two Lives Left Updates Coding App Codea, Adds iOS7 Support and More

Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 25th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Two Lives Left has updated Codea to version 2.0. The updated iteration brings in iOS stylings to the app; it now also features full 64-bit support, as well as more features that can be found in the extensive list below.

Assets

Codea now features a brand new unified asset system that supports sounds, music, images and more
• Music API for playing background music in popular formats
• Three fantastic new sound and music packs for you to use in your games — composed especially for Codea

Completely New Code Editor

• Intelligent autocomplete picks up all your variables, locals and nested types
• In-line errors show up live as you code
• Smart indentation and scope completion
• Most editor keys can be long-pressed for more options
• Support for multi-line comments
• Fix your code layout with the new Re-Indent feature

New Features

• Find and Replace: access via the search button on the keyboard
• Location API: access GPS data in Codea
• displayMode(OVERLAY): use this for a transparent sidebar in your projects
• Codea now uses double precision floating point
• Projects can be sorted by recently opened, or by name
• Z-level supported in setContext
• Bluetooth Keyboard Shortcut support (see Getting Started section for a full list)

Improvements

• Codea has lost weight: Codea 2.0 is 23 MB, compared with 36 MB for the old version
• Air Code respects your editor theme choice (light or dark)
• Shader Lab can bind arrays, and will tell you about failed bindings
• Shader compilation errors are printed as warnings in your projects
• Dark keyboard style for dark theme

Fixes

• Many, many fixes. Including the wrapped line issue in code editor

Codea is a unique code editor that allows user to create and tweak projects right on their OS devices. It incorporates several features to make the mobile experience enjoyable. It is available for $9.99 on the App Store.

Pythonista: Code Editing Aimed At Python Users

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 16th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Python isn't just a type of snake, it's also a very useful programming language. Pythonista is a new code editor for the iPad, designed specifically for Python. It even promises to be a useful learning tool for newcomers to the language.

In many ways, the $4.99 app looks a lot like other code editors. Its strengths come in the form of its extended keyboard, designed with Python in mind, and an interactive prompt that aims to make things simpler for newbies. The prompt completes pieces of code for users, as well as providing historical segments.

Bundled alongside the app is complete documentation with it easy to quickly lookup certain commands, directly from the editor. Snytax highlighting throughout makes this easy to read language, even simpler to figure out.

Given the popularity of Python (it's been used within YouTube, Spotify and Google), it's a great language to learn and code in. Pythonista makes it all the easier to do so while on the move.

Pythonista is out now, priced at $4.99.

Koder Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 30th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EXTENSIVE
An accomplished code editor for many programming languages.
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