Hopscotch Compared to other Coding Places (Conversation)


#1

I think around 5-7 at the moment? A lot of people working there previously left :(


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#2

We really need to get Hopscotch popular among working because it is an amazing tool for learning how to program. It kind of makes me frustrated when I hear that such a good app has very few developers. :confused:


#3

It's a bit hard because Hopscotch is only available on iOS at the moment. There are also similar apps like Scratch (which is a web app) and Tynker which are more powerful than Hopscotch.

I think Scratch is completely free. A big advantage over Hopscotch. I think a lot of people are unhappy about the subscription.


#4

Yeah, I've heard of those coding cites. But at that point it seems like learning JavaScript would be much more useful. Hopscotch is great for beginners, but Scratch and Tynker seem a little but more advanced and less friendly to use.

(Hopscotch has the nice iOS 7-ey feel to it, less skeuomorphic)

But since it's only for iOS it's harder to get a lot of people working on it.


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#5

Yes, Hopscotch has a very nice interface. One reason I don't use Scratch or Tynker is because of the design and yeah, it's a bit harder to use.


#6

Yeah I love how Hopscotch can be a medium for expressing yourself :smile: I love when it feels like you're coding at the speed of thought because it's so fast, you just drag or tap. Admittedly it was faster for me in the pre-3.0 update though.


#7

I think @Rodrigo would be glad to hear that :slight_smile:


#8

And me too! Actually, do you want to move this part to a new topic?


#9

Yes! Definitely! You can express something very quickly! It's really useful (tell Rodigo he's awesome)


#10

Yes! Let's do it! That'd be great!


#11

Discourse is also a very nice forum of choice.


#12

Hi!! What's this topic about again??


#13

We were having a discussion on this topic:

We were getting a bit off-topic, so @t1_hopscotch (I'm tagging her because I don't want to spam her with notifications, already did that enough today lol) moved the off-topic posts Into a separate topic.


#14

Yeah, we moved this from a different topic that I created. We were sharing a bunch of ideas so we decided to move it here


#15

Yes it is!!! I could go on for a little while about why Discourse is brilliant. Ahhh ā€”

  • designed for the community to look after itself!
  • improve civility on the internet!
  • actually it's a lot of things on codinghorror's blog :grin: I won't go into it :laughing:

You can rename the topic title/edit your post by the way, MR.GAM3R :smile: It was just what had resulted from the splitting.


#16

I do! Thanks @MR.GAM3R, we really appreciate your comments and the fact that you like Hopscotch! :smiley:


#17

I don't use Tynker because I can't find anything.... So I just repeat the same things over and over again.


#18

@t1_hopscotch is it possible to support matrices (matrixes?) on Hopscotch?


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#19

I tried tynker once and I couldn't figure out how to do anything at all!
With hopscotch though it's much easier to get started and that's why I kept using hopscotch and not tynker.


#20

Tynker Is simple. I use it sometimes. I'm working on something in it.