Smart Apps For Android: Create your own games with PocketCode - for Free (good free apps for Android)

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Create your own games with PocketCode - for Free (good free apps for Android)

It’s time to get ready for school again. Classes start again in about four days (not that I’m counting), and I’m a bit concerned that my kiddos might be out of the classroom mindset. So, I started looking around for a little something fun for them to do that would make them think a little bit more than some of the mind fluff games they’ve drifted into over break. Enter PocketCode. What could be more fun (and secretly educational) than creating your own games. My kiddos are still young and haven’t been introduced to coding much so this might be a good jumping off point.
The fact that it’s free is just a bonus.

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If you want to download PocketCode, please use the handy link below so they’ll know who sent you.

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From GooglePlay:
Description
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: https://pocketcode.org/hourOfCode - for other tutorials see http://catrob.at/i and https://pocketcode.org/tutorial

Pocket Code allows you to create, edit, execute, share, and remix Catrobat programs in a visual, "LEGO-style" 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 https://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 Scratch 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 Weekhttp://codeweek.eu/ as well as Google's "Made with Code" initiative https://www.madewithcode.com/ --- and it also is available on Google Play for Educationhttp://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 Angry Bird or Maze types of games.

Please note that Pocket Code currently runs well only on smartphones and tablets with a screen size up to 7".

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