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programming with touchdevelop technology shift o smartphones outsell PCs o smartphones might be first and possibly only computing device for many people o smartphones perform many common PC tasks
programming with touchdevelop smart phone specs iPhone 4minimum Windows Phone 7 specs Processor?800 Mhz Display960x640800x480 Memory512 MB256 MB “Disk”16-64 GB8 GB more than your PC: hardware-accelerated graphics, touchscreen WiFi, cellular (GSM 3G or CDMA), bluetooth high-resolution camera(s) GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, FM tuner, …
programming with touchdevelop smartphone uses o text messaging o taking photos o internet browsing o emailing o downloading apps o gaming o social networking o navigating o watching video o … what you haven’t done on your phone yet: writing code, creating entire apps!
programming with touchdevelop walled garden many platforms only allow user to run apps from vetted “app store” or “Marketplace” have you already tried to create a mobile app?
programming with touchdevelop what if… o we could write an app on the phone directly? without a PC o and share it with your friends?
programming with touchdevelop challenges o small screen o no keyboard, but touchscreen o easily lost
programming with touchdevelop touchdevelop mobile application development environment o create applications (aka “scripts”) on the phone itself o no PC required o access to phone sensors, camera, music, web, etc. o share scripts with other people
programming with touchdevelop demo o similar to built-in “take the tour” tutorial, built song player
programming with touchdevelop this is for you o for students engaging experience work with your personal data (pictures, songs, …) create games on the go o lowers bar of entry to programming create tailored apps for micro-business
programming with touchdevelop language+edito r o typed language enables precise auto-completion suggestions imperative object-oriented, but doesn’t allow definition of new objects o semi-structured editor structured at statement level unstructured at expression level structured at token level
programming with touchdevelop available APIs all phone features are available via touchdevelop: o camera, touch, accelerometer, compass, gyro, microphone, … o contacts, calendar, email, … o pictures, songs, … o web queries, search, maps, social networks o graphics with physics engine o tiles ✿ http://touchdevelop.com/Documents/whatcanido.pdf http://touchdevelop.com/Documents/whatcanido.pdf ✿ http://touchdevelop.com/help/api http://touchdevelop.com/help/api ✿ http://touchdevelop.com/help/languagecloud http://touchdevelop.com/help/languagecloud
programming with touchdevelop script sharing script bazaar in cloud: central authority for script sharing o backup o anyone can publish a script o script source code is made available o discover new scripts! o all published scripts are analyzed (privacy)
programming with touchdevelop website
programming with touchdevelop book + slides available free online touchdevelop.com/book touchdevelop.com/slides o introduction to programming on a phone o how to use app + language o for teachers + students
programming with touchdevelop real apps o submit scripts as apps to Marketplace! o requires App Hub developer account (free for students via Dreamspark)Dreamspark o app needs to pass regular certification process on App Hub o Learn more…Learn more…
programming with touchdevelop reception o TouchDevelop is popular (released April 2011) > 150K downloads in top 1% of all apps (out of 60.000) of Windows Phone Marketplace Rated 4.7/5 by users o great for teaching engaging programming experience using personal device and data (songs, pictures, etc.) o embraces new reality language and editor optimized for touchscreen first-class access to sensors and services sharing and learning with friends in the cloud
programming with touchdevelop title o item 1 o Item 2 song→post to wall ☀ anecdote ☁ http://touchdevelop.com/velk (link to sample)http://touchdevelop.com/velk ► an exercise ✿ a reference
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