Another nail in the PC coffin? So this year Adobe CS apps are starting to make their way to the ‘Codify’:, Office docs are headed toward the Cloud and now Visual Programming tools are becoming a real possibility with the release today of
Codify for iPad 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 Codify is the most beautiful code editor you’ll use, and it’s easy. Codify 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.
Codify is built on the Lua programming language. A simple, elegant language that doesn’t rely too much on symbols — a perfect match for iPad.
You can’t export your creations to the App Store or even share them as executables yet (though they are making attempts to enable sharing iflets them). But it looks like a lot of fun for now.
Due to the limited nature of the environment, the tool is mostly useful for experimentation and prototyping, as you won’t be able to send your creations to anyone else. Still, it’s an interesting idea and pushes the iPad into more content creation areas.
Codify is iPad only and is $7.99 in the App Store.
• 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- 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
• Intelligent auto-completion suggests keywords and functions
• 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
• Codify renders your code with beautiful syntax highlighting