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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


This chapter went in-depth in to how we can use for-in loops to solve certain problems in our code. Along with for-in loops, we were shown how to use if-else statements, which help us write code to satisfy certain conditions. These are two very powerful tools in Swift.

We now have a pretty clear understanding as to what a type in Swift is. We've seen types, such as String, Int, Array, and Dictionary, but what if we want to make our own custom type? We will be going through how to create our own custom types in the next chapter. 

For example, if we want a type in our code to represent a Person, we will create our own Person type. An instance of this type would have a name and an address, along with a favorite ice cream flavor! It can also walk, run, and sleep. It sounds like we can solve this problem with variables and functions. This is what we will be covering in the next chapter.