Livecode : One code to rule them all

The Write Once, Deploy Anywhere myth can finally be a reality with Livecode. Develop for Mac, Win, Linux, iOS, Android
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1hr 48min of on-demand video
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Learning the basics of the Livecode programming environment
Download and install a free version of Livecode
Learn how to create stacks
Create a clone of the flappy bird game (all artwork files are provided)
Learn how to deploy and test your apps on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android


  • A personal computer with Mac OS, Windows or Linux installed
  • A Mac is needed if you want to create apps for iOS


Would you ever think that it would be possible to learn just one programming language ? And to use it to create apps for every desktop operating system and all the leading mobile operating systems ? Well, that language exists, and you'll be surprised to find out that probably you can already understand it if you can speak English.

Welcome to Livecode.

Actually Livecode is not just a programming language; it's a complete environment that can be used to develop apps for Mac OS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.

Its programming language differs from many of today's programming languages because it's been designed to be very similar to human language. You probably know most of its syntax since it's almost identical to the English language: why invent and learn something new when we already have our own human and natural language ?

This introductory course will explain how to download the free version (yes, it's free, unless you want to compile and lock up your code !) and use it to create your first hello world stack.

After that you will create your very own clone of the flappy bird game in less than the duration of a footbal match and deploy it on Mac, Windows and iOS systems.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who would like to approach programming for the first time
  • Programmers with basic experience that want to learn a tool that is able to build apps for all of today's leading platforms
  • Experienced programmers who need a tool to increase their productivity


Multimedia designer and developer
Fulvio Massini
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
  • 594 Reviews
  • 31,219 Students
  • 4 Courses

Fulvio is a longtime multimedia developer and designer with more than twenty years experience in the industry. He developed world-class multimedia CD-ROMs using Director and HyperCard (for those who come from that age), top-trending web sites using Flash (till it survived) and then chart-topping iOS apps using Unity3D and other IDT.

His skills include 2D and 3D interface design, fluency in Javascript, Unityscript, Livecode, Xcode SDK and Actionscript. He's been a certified trainer for Macromedia, Adobe and Apple Computer.

He is currently working as a freelance app developer and consultant, while in the free time enjoys sailing around the world.

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