The iPad is a great tool for almost anything nowadays but one of the categories that app developers seemingly haven’t delved into is programming. Sure, there are plenty of HTML and Markdown editors out there on the App Store (Byword is a great example of one of these) but for creating iPad apps, you’ll either have to make do with what’s on the App Store or sit down and learn Xcode, which has a steep learning curve and requires plenty of additional knowledge, such as Objective-C.
But now, some smart Australian developer by the name of Simeon Nasilowski has come up with the brilliant idea of being able to program (simple) iPad apps – and all straight from your iPad. Codea (formerly known as Codify) is not only a simple way of designing your own iPad apps but also features plenty of built-in tools and tricks to help make your programming experience a lot more easier and, dare I say it, enjoyable.
Read on after the break for my thoughts.
If you’ve dabbled in web development before, you know it’s a pretty involved activity; using the browser, a development application, an image editor, references, and more. It’s hard to imagine how this could be transferred on to an iPad, where you work in single window apps exclusively.
If you’re expecting the experience of Coda you should turn back now, but if you want the ability to fix a critical error or add something for a client on the go, Gusto might be the perfect app for you!