App description: "Its kind of like the Garage Band of coding." Wired

"Codea for iPad is a super slick way to write and run programs on your iPad." Gizmodo

Codea lets you create games and simulations or just about any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch and the accelerometer.

We think Codea is the most beautiful code editor you'll use, and it's easy. Codea is designed to let you touch your code. Want to change a number? Just tap and drag it. How about a color, or an image? Tapping will bring up visual editors that let you choose exactly what you want.

Codea is built on the Lua programming language. A simple, elegant language that doesn't rely too much on symbols a perfect match for iPad.

Here's how you use it: type your code. Press play to watch it run. Interact with it. Get creative.

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FEATURES

A full featured vector graphics and image renderer lets you prototype what you can imagine
Lots of fantastic example projects to learn from, including games and simulations
Generate random retro-game sound effects to use in your creations
Touch your code: tap numbers, colors and images to adjust them
Complete in-line reference documentation accessible from the keyboard
Export your projects to Xcode to build native Apps
Intelligent auto-completion suggests keywords and functions
Cameras: use the live camera stream in your games and projects
Import your own assets from Dropbox, photos, and more
A fully featured physics engine for complex motion
Add parameters to your simulation or game interface so you can tweak variables at runtime
Interact with the accelerometer and multi touch on your device
Video recording: Record videos of your projects and share them!
Codea renders your code with beautiful syntax highlighting
Codea can render 3D graphics
GLSL Shader Language support with built-in shader editor.
Full support for the new iPad Retina display.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Full App Store apps can now be made with Codea. Just touch-and-hold your project and choose "Export"

If you need help or wish to get in contact with us, please use the support link on this page.
08-07-2013, 11:51 PM
#2
Does this require coding know how? Even if it does, I want this. It looks awesome.

08-08-2013, 04:42 AM
#3
what are these?

no previews?
08-08-2013, 04:59 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: 4th planet from the left
Posts: 827
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pocketnova View Post
Does this require coding know how? Even if it does, I want this. It looks awesome.
Yes, you write code in Lua. I can say this App is well supported by its developers.

Check out this link to get a better idea:
http://codeatuts.blogspot.com.au/p/contents.html

On a side note you should also pick up Gamepress while it's free. It allows you to be able to create games without coding. Using Codea and Gamepress together you'll be creating games in no time at all!

Last edited by klink; 08-08-2013 at 06:56 AM.
08-08-2013, 05:07 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pocketnova View Post
Does this require coding know how? Even if it does, I want this. It looks awesome.
Yes but its a lot like the old basic.

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15

Last edited by Mene; 08-10-2013 at 08:15 PM.
08-08-2013, 05:51 AM
#6
It's for making apps/games right on your iPad, with Lua programming language. Very good product indeed.

Btw, "TouchArcade Bot", "0 post",... what's that? :|
08-08-2013, 06:04 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by phongtt View Post
Btw, "TouchArcade Bot", "0 post",... what's that? :|
That's how an app is posted if someone posts from the TA app.
08-08-2013, 03:17 PM
#8
Codea is awesome. Everything is Lua, but it can do some super cool things. You can even write your own OpenGL shaders.
08-09-2013, 11:27 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,261
Is it easy to pick up the language?
I am programming for years in Delphi and for Delphi IOS now, but
I saw same examples for Codea and it looks like C, C++?
Which I tried learning for 20+ years, but I just don't get it lol.
all those terms and brackets is making me confused
08-10-2013, 05:00 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by pka4916 View Post
Is it easy to pick up the language?
I am programming for years in Delphi and for Delphi IOS now, but
I saw same examples for Codea and it looks like C, C++?
Which I tried learning for 20+ years, but I just don't get it lol.
all those terms and brackets is making me confused
Yes, it's a lot like the old 'basic' language.

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15