“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
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.
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!
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 **
** The New York Times **
** The Wall Street Journal **
** WIRED **
** Parents Magazine **
** FastCompany **
** Apple App Store Editors **
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.
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 email@example.com to get started. Learn more at https://gethopscotch.org/educators
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Hopscotch values kids’ safety and privacy. Hopscotch does not require or collect Personal Information from children, and is COPPA Certified by iKeep Safe.
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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.
Have you ever wanted to build a chatbot? Well, you're in luck - because now you can code with text strings in Hopscotch!
Subscribers with the beta editor turned ON can now use text as values in addition to numbers. Now, you'll be able to switch to the letters keyboard when working with variables and conditionals. You'll also see some brand new blocks:
- "Matches": takes 2 numbers or texts and treats them as strings, testing whether they match
- "(Self) Text": gets the text of your object
- "Save Input": will prompt the user for a text input, and then save it as a variable
- "Broadcast Message": will broadcast a message you define to the other objects in your game
- "When I Hear": will execute when the object "hears" a broadcasted message
You'll be able to build everything from a chatbot that can have conversations with your players to choose-your-own-adventure games!
Please note this feature is currently only available to subscribers with the beta editor turned ON.
Bug fixes in this release include:
- When you delete a variable using the “clear” or “X” buttons you’ll no longer see the word “clear” in your text field. (Cause that was pretty weird.)
- Stopped phantom images from reappearing after you’d already deleted them from your project.
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“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!
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!
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
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