KinomaJS Blocks are visual and easy to use—ideal for new as well as seasoned developers. New developers will like KinomaJS Blocks because they can create apps for their Kinoma hardware in a visual way, and then see the KinomaJS code it generates. Seasoned developers will like that they can quickly sketch hardware app ideas with KinomaJS Blocks, and become more familiar with KinomaJS APIs.
Do real programmers use blocks to script for hardware? Yes! KinomaJS Blocks don’t automatically script a logically correct program. That is still up to you, the developer.
With KinomaJS Blocks, you can build apps with basic touchscreen UI components, hardware components, and even a WebSocket connection between devices.
Launch KinomaJS Blocks
To use KinomaJS Blocks, simply go to our web-based tool and build your app. It’s free, and there’s no registration required.
Use with or without a Kinoma device
If you have Kinoma Create or Kinoma Element, these devices run code generated with KinomaJS Blocks. You do not need to update your device.
No device? No problem. For Mac users, download Kinoma Code and refer to provided instructions on using our hardware simulator to run your application. For Windows and Linux users, refer to provided instructions on running a hardware simulator in Kinoma Code or Kinoma Studio.
We’ve posted a selection of examples to demonstrate code written with KinomaJS Blocks.
We’re all ears!
The Kinoma team shared an early version of KinomaJS Blocks with attendees of Maker Faire New York 2015. It was well received, and we fielded many insightful questions.
We’d like to continue hearing from developers who use KinomaJS Blocks. So please let us know what you think!
Kinoma integrates KinomaJS support into Blockly
Script for hardware with KinomaJS Blocks