I remember when I first started Hopscotchin’. It was December 2018. I was looking, and obsessing over Madi’s Solar System Generator on my friend’s iPad. I asked what the name of the app was, and they said it was Hopscotch. I immediately downloaded Hopscotch and started playing around. I was dazzled. Hopscotchers like Creations Of A Noob and MyPizza and many, many more dazzled me. Eventually, I decided I wanted to make a game. It took forever, but I did it. I made something. I was stunned at how easy it was to create something so amazing. That was when I said to myself that Hopscotch was awesome.
Hopscotch is an app made so kids can make amazing things with code. Coders like MagmaPOP, Madi, and SmileyAlyssa drove the community forward. And so did we. That’s why I stuck around. After bouncing around accounts and settling on this one, I realized something. Hopscotch was declining. People were making lower-quality projects. Legacy Hopscotchers were leaving. People were barely publishing. And you could only publish 15 projects. 15 projects! A limit for projects stifles people’s creativity. Kids are not excited to code anymore.
When I started coding, I remember screaming with joy when I got my first “Featured”. I was driven to make more, to become better. New categories do help, but it’s easy to get Featured. Not only that, the new categories do not allow for new Hopscotchers to show off their amazing creativity. And asking people to pay before they even start coding? A subscription makes sense, but as @Yusamac205 said, this is an app for coding, not for making money. You want the creators of a learning app to be teachers, and educators, not greedy adults. We cannot let THT fall into that trap.
We are a strong community. We build each other up. We have potential.
We are Hopscotchers.
We will not let an app as amazing as this keep declining. Together, we will not just restore the good old days of 2015. Together, we will make 2020 one amazing year for Hopscotch.
It all starts with you.
So why not get started?