Description

“Hopscotch is the best way to express your imagination! Most other "learn to code" apps just make you complete boring levels with 4 "move" blocks, but in hopscotch you have the freedom to create anything, which is amazing.” — BuildASnowman, Hopscotcher

“This taught me sooooo much about basics of coding. I have been able to make some cool games I hope to learn more as I advance this app was extremely helpful and easy to learn.” — BestBeginnersCoding, Hopcotcher

“I had ZERO background or programming experience. I personally checked all 8 or 10 of these blogs about recommendations. And Hopscotch was the most intuitive and interactive. It’s not like you’re just playing video games. My daughter loves it!” — Mom, S. to daughter, 8

“I am a 4th grade teacher who LOVES your app. Our students have been introduced to coding through it and I am impressed with the creativity they have shown and the skills they are building while creating projects.” — Kelley, 4th grade teacher

CREATE
Whether games, art, stories or more, you can code whatever you want with kid-friendly programming. Publish your creations to Hopscotch’s fully moderated community, where kids can play and learn from your games.

PLAY
Explore and learn from millions of projects created by other kids. Open up any project to play, tweak, or remix it. With thousands of games published every week, you’ll never run out of ideas or inspiration!

LEARN
Our play-along video tutorials teach you to make Crossy Road, PokemonGo, and more. Listen, watch, and code as you go! As you become a better programmer, Hopscotch will challenge you to create increasingly advanced games and apps. These skills will help you in high school, college, and beyond.

PRESS + AWARDS
** Parents Magazine: Best Apps for Families **
** FastCompany: Innovation By Design Finalist **
** Parent’s Choice Gold Medal: Software **
** Children’s Technology Review: Best Educational Technology **


Featured in:
** The New York Times **
** The Wall Street Journal **
** WIRED **
** Parents Magazine **
** FastCompany **
** Apple App Store Editors **

FOR PARENTS
See how much your child will love learning to code with Hopscotch! Join 10 million families coding on Hopscotch. Upgrade for premium creation tools. Get a week-long free trial, and then subscribe for $7.99/month or $79.99/year. You can cancel anytime, hassle free.

FOR EDUCATORS
Hopscotch is used on 44% of school iPads in the US. Sign up as an educator when you download Hopscotch, and then start coding in your classroom with free lesson plans and student accounts. Increase student engagement with our library of self-guided video tutorials. Email us at classrooms@gethopscotch.com to get started. Learn more at https://gethopscotch.org/educators

SAFETY + PRIVACY
Hopscotch values kids’ safety and privacy. Hopscotch does not require or collect Personal Information from children, and is COPPA Certified by iKeep Safe.

SUBSCRIPTIONS
Subscribe to Hopscotch for premium creation tools.

You can choose between two auto-renewing subscription options:
- $7.99 per month
- $79.99 per year

Get a 7-day free trial when you upgrade Hopscotch. Cancel at any time before the trial period ends, and you won’t be charged until after the trial period. Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

To cancel a subscription, disable auto-renewal in your iTunes settings (General > iTunes Settings > Subscriptions > Manage) and allow the current period to end. Refunds are not available for unused portions of a subscription per iTunes policy.


Hopscotch Privacy Policy: https://gethopscotch.com/privacy-policy
Hopscotch Terms of Use: https://gethopscotch.com/terms

What’s New

Version 3.37.5

Folks, the Hopscotch Halloween Contest is back and better than ever! Start a new project and start coding away with the spooky costumed doppelgangers of your favorite Hopscotch characters.

Halloween isn’t all that’s new. We’ve made some small tweaks to how you edit code that we think you’ll love.
- It could be hard to tell the difference between editing and playing. We added a label to the editing stage that we hope will make things more clear.
- The number keyboard now has a done button right there where you need it.
- Not only that—we’ve also added a conveniently located backspace key so you can fix any little mistakes.
- If you prefer the done button above the keyboard, it’s bigger and better than ever.
- Speaking of done, we saw that calling the share button “done” was confusing a lot of people who thought they’d use it to go back to their code. Now it’s called share and the confusion should be cleared up.
- Now when you’re coding, the keyboard auto-advances in a much more intuitive way.
- “Anything” is now called “Any Object” and has a shiny new icon.
- And a few more small improvements here and there.


For those of you trying to beta editor, we made some changes for you too. Please let us know if you like them or not and we’ll consider putting them into the main editor for everyone to use.
- changed wait to use seconds rather than milliseconds.
- we heard your complaints: set position is back and set center is out.
- resizing objects is now even more fun, you can make them way bigger than before.
- To clear up confusion, projects that don’t support pinching in the player won’t support pinching in the editor either.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8K Ratings

8K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

“Coding” may sound a bit dry and daunting to some newcomers, but those are the last things that come to mind while using Hopscotch. The app lets you have as much fun making games as playing them, and with its colorful, friendly interface and stacks of help and tutorials, kids (and grown-ups!) can build all kinds of apps—while learning the fundamentals of programming. Best of all, you can share your creations so anyone with an iPhone or iPad can play them too!

DeathgunReviews ,

A very good app, but I miss the old days

I know this is a great app and I have many old memories, ranging from when I created a melody that sounded like Bank Account before the song came out to making and looking at some of the cool projects from the community. I can remember this app vividly, and confirm it was a great app. However, I wish this app was still free, because it is great and everybody should get a chance to experience it. But I understand that the greatest things come at a price, so I still give it a perfect 5 star rating. I am lucky I had an old account and could get it back for free. My current thoughts on the app are that it is doing well, and has no actual competition, because Scratch has never actually received a mobile app, and all the other coding apps give no actual codes to kids, and just let you make characters “Walk” or “Jump”. Thank you for making the greatest mobile app, maybe of all time!!!

Developer Response ,

Welcome back! Thanks for getting in touch. Can't wait to see more of the great games you make. As for the subscription -- this is a tough one. It’s super important to us that Hopscotch is available to as many kids as possible in a free version for people who aren’t able to subscribe. However, we also need to balance this with having a premium edition that allows us to pay the bills, along with paying for us to be able to develop the next level of Hopscotch features. Ana

SarahCodes869 ,

Somewhat disappointed...

I’m a bit conflicted about Hopscotch. I do have fond memories spending hours coding and making games, but I don’t really like how it is now. The “Newest” tab isn’t the way it used to be. It only shows select things and that makes me wonder how smaller game makers are supposed to get noticed? I have been featured a few times now, but when I was first starting out it made me really happy to just have one person like it. I really liked Hopscotch, but I just wish that the tabs could go back to the way they used to be. The chance that my project might never be seen doesn’t make me feel motivated enough to start coding. I am also disappointed that you have to sign up for a free trial, or as a student or teacher. This new way of signing up for the app is really confusing, and my friend just decided not to get it. I think that the app should just start off being free, and if the user really wants the premium features they could choose to subscribe.

Edit: So I have been on Hopscotch some more and I now really miss old hopscotch. The new tabs are terrible. They make me physically nauseous. Only the projects that already get likes will ever be seen. It seems almost impossible to get featured. Why do I even try.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We changed the tabs because we created Hopscotch so kids can learn how to code, not to compete with each other for likes. This is an educational app, and the new channels reflect what's possible to create with Hopscotch. You and your followers can always see your published projects on your home page. You can also share your games through a link with your family and friends. Also, it’s super important to us that we’re giving as many kids as possible the ability to learn to code - part of this is allowing people to use the free version, but another part is earning the money that pays our bills and allows us to add the next set of amazing features which will allow even more kids to benefit.  Our subscriptions are currently the best way to do this. We hope you keep on Hopscotching!


Editors’ Choice

“Coding” may sound a bit dry and daunting to some newcomers, but those are the last things that come to mind while using Hopscotch. The app lets you have as much fun making games as playing them, and with its colorful, friendly interface and stacks of help and tutorials, kids (and grown-ups!) can build all kinds of apps—while learning the fundamentals of programming. Best of all, you can share your creations so anyone with an iPhone or iPad can play them too!

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Information

Seller
Hopscotch Technologies
Size
165.7 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2012-2018 Hopscotch Technologies
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Month Subscription with free trial $7.99
  2. 1 Year Subscription with free trial $79.99
  3. 1 Year Subscription with free trial $79.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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