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Polished and thought-out
This is the best Python app out there, bar none. Great to see this level of detail brought to a coding app--the rest tend to be scrappy free-time projects.
Veltiss on Jul 14, 2012 for Pythonista
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Python on the iPad
I bought this app since it looked interesting, and after some playing with it, I was amazed. This app delivers everything it promises and more. To give the user an idea of the app's power, the creator included example python programs. One draws an analog clock that displays the current time. Another one draws circles where you touch the iPad. My favorite is a matching game where you remove adjacent tiles that are the same design by touching them. I played it for a little bit, and then I looked at the source code to see how it was made. The code was very well written and organized. I decided to modify it a bit so there were only 2 types of tiles. It was easy to find what needed to be changed and what to change it to. A few moments later, I was playing my newly modified (and much easier) game. There is a lot of documentation, both for the python language and app specific libraries. There is also a large library of images and sounds to use, and an easy way to choose them. There's also an option of using a command line interpreter to run python code. This program has crashed twice on me so far. Both times I was erasing an existing program by holding down the delete key. I was able to avoid this problem later by turning off automatic text completion. Otherwise this program has worked fine. I'm very glad I picked up this app.
acw1251 on Jul 12, 2012 for Pythonista
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A Really Great Start!
Wow! This Rocks, and it's only version 1.0! It is only going to improve from here on in, I'm sure. There has never been a better time than now to get involved in learning a programming language - especially when you can make your own games with it - so come on, download this and dive in! The supplied examples are great, and are well-thought out, although I would personally like MORE! I would particularly like some examples of how to include control buttons / on- screen joystick controls, D-Pad controls, and FIRE button etc. as well as including power-up's & how to have multiple levels within a game. Phew! Don't want MUCH, do I? Many thanks for a terrific first effort ! : D
Good Re View on Jul 12, 2012 for Pythonista
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