Quick Look: Light-bot App for iOS and Android


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icon-152If you haven’t seen the Light-bot app from created by Danny Yaroslavski you need to check it out.  I first came across this app during the recent Hour of Code campaign.  My middle school students loved the app so I thought I would try it with my daughters (both elementary age).  They are both still asking to play with the app weeks after they were first introduced.  I have to admit I have developed a slight addiction to the app myself.  Light-bot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts.  Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like procedures, loops, and conditionals, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.  There is both a free (lite) app and a full version for $2.99.  I highly suggest the full version.  Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Lite Version – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/light-bot-lite/id659285751?mt=8

Full Version – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/light-bot/id657638474

Google Play Lite Version – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lightbot.lightbotlite&hl=en

Google Play Full Version – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lightbot.lightbot&hl=en

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