[etoys-dev] FW: CS4K8 Etoys Workshop

Harness, Kathleen kharness at illinois.edu
Wed May 22 08:46:45 EDT 2013

So, is Hopscotch on the iPad a scion of Scratch? I played with it, is is very simple and limited but it is for very young kids. Still, it reminded me of how grateful I am that Etoys did not include cartoonish characters. Kodable is cast as a game, with music, but I can't picture many kids doing it for very long. 

From: etoys-dev-bounces at squeakland.org [etoys-dev-bounces at squeakland.org] on behalf of Bert Freudenberg [bert at freudenbergs.de]
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:15 AM
To: etoys-dev at squeakland.org dev
Subject: Re: [etoys-dev] FW: CS4K8 Etoys Workshop

On 2013-05-22, at 00:52, "Jecel Assumpcao Jr." <jecel at merlintec.com> wrote:

> Kathleen,
>> It is beginning to seem more urgent that Etoys adapt to these new rather
>> closed box machines.
> Etoys has been adapted, but isn't allowed by Apple to be distributed to
> its users.

That's not exactly true: we did not even try to submit the iPad version to Apple. One reason is indeed that Apple might object to the built-in project sharing, but the more severe reason is that the current Etoys UI does not work well on a touch-only device. Nobody has seriously tried to do anything about that, yet.

(It is true that Apple rejected the "Scratch Viewer", see http://mobilewikiserver.com/Scratch.html )

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