TouchDevelop is a programming environment that runs on iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, Windows Phone. If you have a mobile device, you write scripts by tapping on the screen. You do not need a separate PC or keyboard. Scripts can perform various tasks similar to regular apps. Any TouchDevelop user can install, run, edit, and publish scripts. You can share your scripts with other people by publishing them to the TouchDevelop script bazaar, or by submitting them as an app to the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store. TouchDevelop targets students, hobbyists, power users, and developers.
To help you jump in with the TouchDevelop environment, Microsoft Research Connections announced the release of the book, TouchDevelop—Programming on the Go. It is available in print form, as an e-book, and on the web.
From the web – TouchDevelop has reached new heights as the only programming environment on mobile touch devices that creates apps directly for the Windows Marketplace. This book is a comprehensive guide on how to use TouchDevelop to write fun, productive apps that make full use of a device’s audio, camera, sensors, and so on. Read the blog.