130,000+ TouchDevelop Participants in the Hour of Code

Congratulations to all participants! As you can see on code.org/learn, the TouchDevelop Hour of Code tutorials had more than 130,000 participants during CSEdWeek from December 9-15, 2013! The TouchDevelop participants earned more than 840,000 trophies for completing individual tutorial steps, writing millions of lines of code! 6 Interactive Tutorials to choose from Games, apps –…

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Releasing TouchDevelop for Android: a companion app to receive notifications

Today, the TouchDevelop team is excited to announce the first release of a TouchDevelop app for Android. The TouchDevelop team at Microsoft Research has taken on the mission to enable anyone who has a mobile device to create apps directly on the device. Our first release in 2011 was an app designed exclusively for Windows…

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TouchDevelop: Hour of Code tutorials

A PC in every home, a smartphone in every pocket – billions of people now own a computer, be it in the shape of a smartphone, a tablet, or a PC. Smartphones have become our personal companions, connecting us with the ones with love, storing our personal memories in the form of pictures and videos,…

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Announcing contest winners + TouchDevelop v3.2: Interactive Tutorials

The final round of the Microsoft Touch of Summer 2013 Contest is over, and we are happy to announce the contest winners who created awesome scripts! Also, TouchDevelop v3.2 for Windows Phone 8 is out! It is a bug fix update – many thanks to all our users who send us feedback! When you launch…

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cloud data for TouchDevelop released today

What makes some of the best mobile apps great is the ability to share data, game progress, or to play or work together with your friends or other people at the same time. Today is a big day for TouchDevelop: We are releasing cloud data, a super easy, integrated way to create apps with distributed…

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Microsoft Touch of Summer 2013 Contest

We received many TouchDevelop script submissions for the August/September period of the Microsoft Touch of Summer 2013 Contest. Thanks to everyone who submitted a script, and to everyone who voted for their favorites! We are now happy to announce the winners. There is one winner in each category. We’ll soon start voting on scripts for…

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help us make TouchDevelop scripts run faster

As a development platform, TouchDevelop is committed to running your scripts in a way that is fast on all platforms and with minimal energy consumption, allowing scripts to better preserve the battery life of your devices. do you want your script to run faster? In order to improve your experience, we would like to better…

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Debugging TouchDevelop scripts

You might already know that you can try out upcoming features of the mobile application development environment TouchDevelop by going to touchdevelop.com/app/beta which runs the beta version of the TouchDevelop Web App in your browser. We often get asked what the new features in the beta version are. Right now, we have a really useful…

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Announcing TouchDevelop v3.0 for Windows Phone 8: unified experience, new language features, NFC, speech and tile APIs

The TouchDevelop Team is thrilled to announce a major update of the TouchDevelop app for Windows Phone 8 that brings you: unified experience with the TouchDevelop Web App, new language features, NFC, new speech APIs, new tile APIs. It also comes with a new set of script templates, and a whole new documentation system. We’d like…

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