The official app for the iRobot™ Root Coding Robot.

Make whimsical discoveries through coding and creation! Root is a robot that can draw, sing, and do many incredible things—launching your imagination to new heights. Develop your skills as you explore a curated library of activities, lessons, videos, and games in the app. With Root as your coding companion, you’ll discover the joys of programming, music, art, and more!

With Root’s three programming levels, learning to code has never been easier:

LEVEL 1: Graphical blocks teach the essential logic skills of coding. Problem solve and code creatively with Root before even knowing how to read.

LEVEL 2: Hybrid coding blocks give more precise control of the code. The advanced drag-and-drop language builds computational fluency and introduces new coding concepts like variables, math, and logic.

LEVEL 3: Seamlessly enter the world of full text coding. Build advanced algorithms, complex math functions, and control Root's actuators and sensors with the syntax and structure of professional coding languages like Swift.

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With the iRobot™ Root Coding app, kids of all ages can advance their coding skills while they create their own robot behaviors and creations.

- Code in three distinct coding levels—and translate between them

- Simulate how Root will react with the advanced simulation module

- Explore a curated library filled with project ideas and videos to inspire your own creations

- Complete the integrated coding curriculum, with step-by-step lessons and guided projects

- Play interactive games that apply the coding skills you are learning

- Use the integrated help guide to learn about coding blocks and answer common questions


The app also provides the opportunity to enroll in Root Academy—unlocking additional learning materials.

- Browse Root’s specially designed, standards-aligned lesson plans

- Download printable worksheets to share with your class

- Try out first-look activities before the rest of the Root community

- 1 month free trial and then only $4.99 per month

Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew each month 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your credit card will be charged $4.99/month through your iTunes account unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.

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What’s New

Version 1.23

* Featured projects — More easily discover new, curated content from the Root team
* Bug fixes — Minor enhancements to improve reliability

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

RightBrothersLLC-GameDev ,


Simply the best coding experience out there. Block language translates to different levels of difficulty, both my little boy and little girl love learning with Root.

viper93458 ,

What happened to the user submitted projects?

It seems with recent updates, the user contributed projects have disappeared. Are these available somewhere else now?

cainering ,

Game changer

I’m intimately involved in the world of code whether it’s building algo’s professionally or automating my “smart” home products (another logic puzzle). I’ve been fortunate to pick it up early in my career and soon learned it’s a force to be reckoned with. The whole euphoria that you need to be some kind of computer genius to learn it is completely false. In fact learning a second language was 5x more challenging for me and no I’m not really that great at math. So naturally I’m eager to get my 3 year old daughter started early and i’ve been waiting for something with this type of functionality to hit the market so she’ll stay engaged. It’s prob safe to say I’m an iRobot fanboy since I own all of their products so once I learned they purchased root robotics I immediately pulled the trigger. Plus the site says they plan to add python to the app later on and that’s arguably the language of the future so it was kind of a no brainer for me. Already my daughter’s in love..she calls it baby rooty. So all in all I have zero regrets so far. Yes it’s pricier than the other ones on the market but you’re absolutely getting what you pay for and the educational experience makes it $ well spent. Because of the technology boom in the US there’s currently a workforce skills crises and finally elementary and high schools are finally starting to address so you can bet that coding will be mandatory in the near future as it should be.


Root Robotics, Inc.
684.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015-2019 Root Robotics, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Root Academy $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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