Pocket Code: Learn programming your own game apps! Descriptions
Program, play, and share your own games, animations, interactive art, music videos, and many kinds of other apps, directly on your phone or tablet! One Hour of Code tutorial: http://catrob.at/HourOfCode - for other tutorials see http://catrob.at/i and http://catrob.at/help Pocket Code allows you to create, edit, execute, share, and remix Catrobat programs in a visual programming environment and programming language. You can remix programs that others have made and share them with your friends and the world. With Pocket Code you can up- and download Catrobat programs through the Pocket Code community website at http://pocketcode.org/ --- All Catrobat programs uploaded to this site can be downloaded by anyone under a free open source license to maximize learning, remixing, and sharing them freely. Catrobat is a visual programming language and set of creativity tools for smartphones, tablets, and mobile browsers. Catrobat and the software developed by the Catrobat team are inspired by the programming system developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Pocket Code is ideally suited for the Hour of Code during the Computer Science Education Week http://csedweek.org/ organized by code.org, the European Code Week http://codeweek.eu/ as well as Google's "Made with Code" initiative https://www.madewithcode.com/ --- and it also is available on Google Play for Education http://developer.android.com/distribute/googleplay/edu/about.html in Google's Android market. Catrobat --- http://www.catrobat.org/ and http://developer.catrobat.org/ --- is an independent non-profit project creating free open source software (FOSS) under AGPL and CC-BY-SA licenses. The growing international Catrobat team is entirely composed of volunteers. The results of many of our subprojects will be made available in the months and years to come, e.g., the ability to control more robots, or to create music in an easy and fun way. Currently we are working hard on extending Pocket Code as the next step with a physics engine that is almost ready and will allow you to program in a very easy and fun way your own Maze types of games. Please note that Pocket Code currently runs well only on smartphones and tablets with a screen size up to 7". Want to help us translate Pocket Code into your language? Please contact us via telling us for which language you would be able to help. Even languages not directly supported by Android are welcome, as we are working on a way to switch manually to these languages. News: http://www.catrobat.org/#news Social media and newsletter: http://www.catrobat.org/#contact We are all pro-bono unpaid volunteers working in our free time on this not-for-profit free open source project aiming at increasing computational thinking skills among teens and kids all around the world. Our apps will always remain free of ads and free of costs, so please give us some slack if we cannot solve bugs or add features immediately. On the other hand this allows the project to remain independent of any financing and ensures that it can keep running basically forever, so there is no danger that we will stop working on it. Already more than 500 volunteers have contributed to our project so far.