Developing Apps on iOS Devices Using Python

Chris Robinson, Aberfoyle Park High SchoolPart of DW16

Do you enjoy programming in Python? This talk focuses on developing iOS apps and games in the Python programming language using the Pythonista app ($A14.99). The app allows the development of applications, games and simulations right on the iOS device. Useful for making quick prototypes, creations can be made in just minutes! Pythonista includes custom modules wrapped around native frameworks such as UIKit and SpriteKit making development very similar to Objective-C or Swift. The talk features an introduction to the Pythonista app as well as a demonstration of packaging a finished app ready for App Store distribution within Xcode.

Chris Robinson is currently a teacher at Aberfoyle Park High School. He has a Bachelor of Information Technology along with a Master of Teaching from Flinders University of South Australia. He enjoys developing apps using Swift or Python as well as educating and inspiring the next generation of developers.