I received a question about possible table support for the ICE Code Editor used in 3D Game Programming for Kids. Here is, in part, my reply on where that stands…
Tablet support is, admittedly, not great at the moment. It is something that I and the other ICE devs would very much like to add in the near future. When that happens really depends on community input / help (wink wink, nudge nudge).
I tried ICE on the iPad without much success and decided, at least with the initial release, to target “old-fashioned” desktops/laptops/chromebooks. I will give this another try in the near future, so any thoughts people can share would be appreciated. Specifically, are you using external keyboards / mice or should this work on-screen (that seems really hard to me). I think we would target Chrome Beta initially—is that reasonable? Any other suggestions?
Also, if you’re up for a little more active help, I hold nightly #pairwithme sessions to improve ICE. We code in Dart, but absolutely no previous experience with the language is necessary (really). And, if you’re curious about Dart, there happens to be an excellent book about it :)
Please share any thoughts that folks might have below or contact me directly. Thanks!