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
Code games, art, stories, and anything you can imagine with kid-friendly programming in Hopscotch. Publish your creations to Hopscotch’s safe and friendly community, where other 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, explore the code, 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 **
** All Digital School: Editors’ Pick **

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

FOR PARENTS
Join 10 million families coding on Hopscotch! Upgrade to join Hopscotch Pro and get premium coding 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 make games with new beta features and original artwork. Get 30 seeds per month to spend on plants for fellow creators, and customize your avatar with a personalized photo.

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 to join Hopscotch Pro. 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 3.45.0

Buckle up, Hopscotchers - there’s huge news to share.

With this update, every single one of our coding kits just became FREE.

Yep, you read that right. :)

Hopscotch’s mission is to expose every kid to the powerful ideas of computing through a programming tool that lets them make real software. And the best way for you to learn the core coding concepts you need to make amazing software is with Hopscotch’s coding kits.

These kits teach you everything from the basics to how to make your own versions of popular app store games like Pokemon Go and Rolling Sky. Until now, these kits have been subscriber-only.

That changes today.

Start with beginner kits like Make Plants Grow With Code. Then, learn how to make important game components with kits like Moving Backgrounds and Control Pad. Explore your artistic side with Pixel Art, or simulate the earth’s natural forces with Gravity. The sky is the limit!

You’ll also see an all-new coding course called ‘Learn From Kids’. This includes the very first kit made by a Hopscotch community member!

This version fixes a bug where the ‘message matches’ block was using the value of a text field if there was a ‘self’ string variable in your project, instead of what you’d entered in the block’s field. This is fixed now - phew!

Finally, if you’re Hopscotching with less-than-awesome internet connectivity, you should be able to start up the app faster.

Keep calm and Hopscotch on!

Please send feedback to hello@gethopscotch.com.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10K Ratings

10K 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!

AliasAnonymous62 ,

Amazing app

I’ve been using hopscotch for years. It’s an amazing app for new beginners, but even the best apps have flaws.
I don’t quite understand the “newest” tab. It used to be the actual newest projects being posted, but it doesn’t seem like that anymore.
Also, I like to look back at my old coded projects and see how I’ve improved, and exactly how long ago that was, but I can’t tell anymore with the date being gone. I am seeing that a lot of people don’t like the fact that the dates are gone. It’s making things a little confusing for a lot of people. I’m fine with the mushrooms being there, but now the date is nowhere to be seen. If possible, it would be nice to have somewhere on the project that we can see the date the person posted it.

Other than those small issues, this app is fantastic!

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for your feedback! The newest channel was changed because we want to make sure that we do our best job at moderating all the projects and keeping the community safe and fun. Have you checked our new channel "Rising?" It has more new games in it!

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!


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Information

Seller
Hopscotch Technologies
Size
162.8 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Month Subscription with free trial $7.99
  2. Hopscotch Monthly Subscription $7.99
  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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