Google has announced the release of Blockly 1.0 for both Android and iOS platforms. It is a significant update for the open source library meant for building block visual programming which was introduced five years ago. The library is aimed at making it easier and faster for developers to code as it offers drag and drop editor. And with the latest update, it has been made easier than ever as devs can now use Blockly natively on Android and iOS to create their mobile apps.
If you are eager to try out Blockly 1.0, you can do so straight away. Google has also released iOS Codelab which is a learning center with learning materials and code samples for devs to get started with using Blockly on iOS. A similar hub for Android will be “coming soon” but there are no words on the time frame. While Blockly was introduced to encourage kids to learn to code by making it a fun experience, it has also been used for various significant projects including the likes of Scratch Blocks, Code.org, littleBits, and MIT App Inventor.