The micro:bit app is the essential companion to the BBC micro:bit, the pocket sized programmable computer. The app provides online access to a choice of code editors for programming your micro:bit and, when your program is ready, the app beams it to the micro:bit via Bluetooth wireless. Easy-to-follow screens lead you through the process of pairing your iPad (or iPhone) to the micro:bit and then transferring your program code.
Compared with previous versions, the micro:bit app Version 3 contains these additional features:
• Pair with any number of micro:bits
• Choose which micro:bit is currently connected
• Store HEX files in the app
• Choose a HEX file for flashing
• Export and delete HEX files
• Monitor data detected by micro:bit sensors
• Use the range of micro:bit Bluetooth services in real time
• Display messages on the micro:bit LEDs
• Send control commands to the micro:bit buttons and pins
• De-bug your program code while it is running in the micro:bit
• Use a simulated gamepad to send commands to the micro:bit
• View camera images ready for taking photos or video
As well as providing more flexible handling of your program scripts and HEX files, a major addition in Version 3 is the Monitor and Control page. This lets you observe real-time data from the micro:bit sensors, send messages directly to the LEDs and control the micro:bit buttons and pins from your iPad or iPhone. Monitor is ideal for exploiting Bluetooth services in real time, and for de-bugging your program code while it is running in the micro:bit.
Uses webpage to communicate with MakeCode v(1).
Flash page: - Import file to MakeCode is available for all files (not just samples).
Faster flashing available when new project and resident project hex are created with the same version of MakeCode.
Sample files updated
Ratings and Reviews
There are annoying bugs like screen freezes so that's why I can't give it five star.
Webkit - anyone?
Any reason why there is no webkit Safari view controller in the app? seems a shame that I have to drop out to a browser and back in - would make the experinece a whole lot nicer and save opening lots of tabs.
So slow to flash
I got it to flash a hex file but it took about a minute! So not a particularly viable option. Will have to use a laptop with usb cable again.
- Laurence Rogers
- 32.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch)Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Micro:bit Educational Foundation
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.