Saturday, 29 October 2016

Bitty Software

Bitty Software is a relatively new endeavour which concentrates on smartphone apps for use with the BBC micro:bit and offers free coding tutorials where you can learn to write the micro:bit code which is needed to make a micro:bit work with one of the Bitty Software apps. Tutorials are available for both C/C++ developers and those who prefer a visual programming language. In the latter case, Microsoft's excellent PXT is used.

The ethos behind Bitty Software is that in this emerging age of IoT, learning to code is just one dimension of the technology journey which youngsters need to take; learning about connectivity and communications is essential too. Hence the focus on systems which involve one or more micro:bits, a smartphone or tablet and in the middle, enabling the whole thing to work, Bluetooth.

Despite being such a relatively new concern, the Bitty Software web site www.bittysoftware.com is rapidly accruing a really useful collection of micro:bit programming resources, including some great videos.

Take a look.... the bitty data logger application demo and the micro:bit Eddystone beacon demos are particular favourites.

Bitty Software already have 4 applications for micro:bit, all of which are available for both iOS and Android. There are more in the pipeline. Watch this space!

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