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Swift iOS Programming for Kids

By : Steffen D. Sommer, Jim Campagno
Book Image

Swift iOS Programming for Kids

By: Steffen D. Sommer, Jim Campagno

Overview of this book

This book starts at the beginning by introducing programming through easy to use examples with the Swift Playgrounds app. Kids are regularly encouraged to explore and play with new concepts to support knowledge acquisition and retention – these newly learned skills can then be used to express their own unique ideas. Children will be shown how to create their first iOS application and build their very own movie night application.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Swift iOS Programming for Kids
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Getting Set Up

What is a console application?

You might be wondering what a console is. Before diving into writing the code, let's try to understand the difference between a console interface and a Graphical User Interface (GUI). We say that a console interface is an interface based on text. This means that we are able to interact with the interface using only text.

An application that uses a console interface can also be considered a console application. To understand what a console interface is like in practice, you can have a look at the interface of the Terminal application, which ships together with macOS:

The Terminal application is a powerful application to control the underlying operating system. Everything is controlled by text in the sense that you write commands to instruct the operating system to do what you want. The output of your commands will be communicated back to you in text as well.

An iPhone is a great example of a device that uses a GUI. We are all very used to being able to click...