The micro:bit app is the essential companion to the BBC micro:bit, the pocket sized programmable computer. The app allows you to flash any micro:bit hex file to your device, as well as including online access to the Microsoft MakeCode editor for simple block-based programming. When your program is ready, the app beams it to the micro:bit via Bluetooth wirelessly. 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 3.1 contains these additional features:
• A simpler pairing and micro:bit discovery flow
• The micro:bit V2 can be put into pairing mode by triple-tapping the reset button
• Retrieval of the micro:bit data log files from off your micro:bit
• 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.
The MakeCode code editor now requires iOS 13 or later.
• To create a more intuitive use of the app, the Home screen has been reordered and button descriptors have been updated.
• Terminology relating to Pairing mode and Flashing have also been updated.
• Using a simpler pairing and micro:bit discovery flow, the app automatically interacts with MakeCode to ensure that the Bluetooth link between the device and the micro:bit works seemlessly with minimal user interaction.
• The micro:bit V2 can be put into pairing mode by triple-tapping the reset button.
• A new option on the My Programs page allows recovery of MY_DATA files from the micro:bit after a data logging session.
Ratings and Reviews
Text string not working
When I try to make a text string on the app it always shows up with an extra letter at the start that I didn't type
Arrows keys are not working on iPad+Bluetooth
In editor, the arrows keys are not working.
There are annoying bugs like screen freezes so that's why I can't give it five star.
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