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Description

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
• Import stored HEX files directly into JavaScript Blocks editor
• Rapid download from JavaScript Blocks editor
• 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.

What’s New

Version 3.0.4

Minor improvements and bug-fixes for compatibility with iOS13.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Keithaaa ,

Wrong expectations or bad app

This works but I discovered that you will have to reconnect to the microbit each time you flash it with your new program. After the microbit is flashed the Bluetooth connection is lost. If this issue could be corrected or improved I would give this app 5 stars

Whitekj ,

Perfect! Given the limitations of the hardware ... Perfect!

Nice job! Well thought out. I’d just echo another reviewers comment from March about the directions for connectivity procedure could be tweaked - last step - hold down A and B buttons until 5x5 LED screen ...
Oh, and for those who criticized the app for needing to repeat process of BLE connectivity ... not the software developers issue. Ten minutes of internet research on hardware website would help you understand this. FAQ! FAQ! Minor inconvenience given the utility of the app and hardware. Engineering any product or idea always results in compromises. Understand this and you’ll have more reasonable expectations. Deep thought or common sense? Hmmmm

ainstructor86 ,

Awesome App

I would like to say the app is well designed and offers a lot of functionality. My only critique and it it a small one but I would like to see an offline version for iOS. I teach in rural environments and sometimes internet is not available. Otherwise the app is great and feature rich.

Information

Seller
Micro:bit Educational Foundation
Size
37.5 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

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, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (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) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) 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, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Croatian

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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