Editors' Note: The download button opens the iTunes App Store, where you may continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed with an active iTunes account in order to download and install the software. This download may not be available in some countries.
"Its kind of like the Garage Band of coding." Wired"[Codea] for iPad is a super slick way to write and run programs on your iPad." Gizmodo Codea 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 Codea is the most beautiful code editor you'll use, and it's easy. Codea 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.Codea is built on the Lua programming language. A simple, elegant language that doesn't rely too much on symbols a perfect match for iPad.Here's how you use it: type your code. Press play to watch it run. Interact with it. Get creative.VIDEOSee twolivesleft.com/CodeaFEATURES 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-game 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 Cameras: use the live camera stream in your games and projects Import your own assets from Dropbox, photos, and more A fully featured physics engine for complex motion 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 Video recording: Record videos of your projects and share them! Codea renders your code with beautiful syntax highlighting Codea can render 3D graphics GLSL Shader Language support with built-in shader editor. Full support for the new iPad Retina display.IMPORTANT INFORMATION Full App Store apps can now be made with Codea. Please see http://github.com/TwoLivesLeft/Codea-Runtime for more information. If you need help or wish to get in contact with us, please use the support link on this page.
What's new in this version:
Codea 1.5 is finally here! It has been a long time coming. Thank you for all your patience. MAJOR NEW FEATURES Shaders: Full access to GLSL shaders from the mesh class. Shader Lab: A full-featured GLSL shader editor with live preview and live variables. Camera: Stream from the cameras on your device straight into a sprite, capture them into an image, or even input them into a shader. Brand new Parameter system. Make buttons, color pickers, text boxes and more for the Codea sidebar. Vector sprite... See all new features »