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Programming on Ipad?

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May 15, 2010 3:11 PM
Is there an app that allows Basic programming on the iPad? I don't know how to program using Apple's SDK. I just was looking for an easy-to-understand language.
Any suggestions?
iMac 17inch Intel core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    May 15, 2010 3:13 PM (in response to apple_manHD)
    And and all programming for apps compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch can be done with the Apple's SDK only.
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  • celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    May 15, 2010 3:15 PM (in response to apple_manHD)
    As of the release of the iPhone OS 4.0 beta, the only sanctioned and technically allowed programming method for developing software for the iPad, is the SDK.
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  • WBmacUser Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    May 15, 2010 3:17 PM (in response to apple_manHD)
    You can also check out designing a web app. See Apple's page here: http://www.apple.com/webapps/whatarewebapps.html

    You still need to be registered as a developer with them.
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    Dec 14, 2010 3:13 PM (in response to apple_manHD)
    YES!

    Yes there is a BASIC interpreter available for the iPad, check on the App Store for "Basic!"
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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,860 points)
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    Dec 14, 2010 8:24 PM (in response to Supreme Dalek)
    It is a game.
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  • Pierco Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2011 10:36 AM (in response to apple_manHD)

    Try Luna but you have to know LUA coding.

  • rbayron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 29, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to apple_manHD)

    If you want to write an app for the iPad using BASIC and sell it in the App Store then you're out of luck; you'll have to learn Cocoa and use the SDK.

     

    However, if you want to write apps in BASIC on your iPad, you can use something like Basic! which is an inexpensive way to do simple BASIC programs.

     

    Another recent app that showed up is techBASIC. Far more robust that Basic! and more expensive ($15). The entire development environment and library of programs reside on your iPad but it's interpretive BASIC. You have access to the different sensors (accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope) as well as the UI controls on the iPad. You can also access the camera. It's a universal app so it'll run on your other IOS devices as well. It showed up on the app store in April 2012 and is from a company called ByteWorks (the same company that did the developer tool suite for the Apple IIgs for us old-timers) - http://www.byteworks.us/Byte_Works/techBASIC.html.

  • Mike Westerfield Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to apple_manHD)

    As mentioned before techBASIC works great for programming on the iPad/iPhone.

     

    The Byte Works recently added techBASIC App Builder which allows you to take the program you wrote on the iPad, compile it on the Mac and then sell it on the App Store.

    http://www.byteworks.us/Byte_Works/techBASIC_App_Builder.html.

  • rbayron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 30, 2013 7:33 AM (in response to Mike Westerfield)

    Very interesting. I've held off buying techBASIC but now that you can compile the code using Xcode and their App Builder ... this may be very interesting for those quick, one-off projects. Thanks Mike.

  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,770 points)
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    May 30, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to apple_manHD)

    apple_manHD wrote:

     

    I just was looking for an easy-to-understand language.
    Any suggestions?

    If English is easy to understand, there's this (but it's for Mac rather than iPad)...

     

    http://livecode.com/how-it-works/

     

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