Quality degradation at codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding  
Users report higher volume of Quality Issues than usual

codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding | unitQ Score

The unitQ score is the fraction of public feedback data (iOS & Android) that mentions quality issues.
100 = No Issues. 50 = Some Issues. 0 = All Issues
-8 Points Past 7 Days
Category: Education
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Android unitQ Score
Android User Feedback
65 Reports
iOS unitQ Score
iOS User Feedback
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User Feedback
43 Reports
65 Reports
codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding - Latest Quality Issues
Jun 28, 2022
Great, but why the subscription “reward” incentive?
My son loves the app, but after paying for the monthly subscription we are discovering “reward” items need to be earned by playing for particular time increments - one week, one month, two months, one year. Why is length of paid subscription time an incentive on items when content mastery should be the reward allowance in an educational app. That doesn’t sit well with me. Maybe the $80 full year payment doesn’t have those content restrictions, but the monthly option does.
Jun 28, 2022
I like it but there's a glitch for me when I try to do the second part of the tutorial draw and build when I open the backpack all spirits weren't loaded and there were no blocks for me to tap therefore I cannot get past it
Jun 26, 2022
Why can't I place my subscription? Bunch of Errors is all I'm getting. Ironic 🤔
Jun 25, 2022
And cool but need to do a lot of things to get into the game
The CodeSpark is© cool, I recommend for schools, but at home does not work, I have already tried to do everything to find out how to get into the game, so summarizing the CodeSpark is© good at school but at home need to do a lot to get into the game.
Jun 24, 2022
I love the game but something is broken
Hi, I’m 8 (idk why I’m playing the game like this) and there is something wrong.. everyone takes pics and puts it in their story, but if I take a pic, IT GO UPSIDE DOWN. Excuse me? There’s nothing wrong but I had an idea! I turned my art upside down and boom! It works (well it kinda made it sideways lol) anyway, fix this bug and pls, I love ya
Jun 24, 2022
It doesn't work.
It does not serve ð it will put 0 stars but you can not
Jun 24, 2022
Why is it soooooooo hard to even start trial. I cant get this app to work without accessing playstore. It SHOULD NOT be necessary for trial except of you're trying to play dirty and suck subs when people forget. I'm sure the others are facing the sake problem. Uninstalling before tried the app at all
Jun 23, 2022
Cancelled during my free trial and STILL got charged! Despicable behaviour from this company! There are no ways to request a refund even though we are, by law, entitled to 30 days refund in my country!
Jun 22, 2022
I would like a refund
I didn't sign this app and it charged on the card. How can we solve it?
codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding - Product Description
codeSpark Academy is the most used home coding program for kids 5-9! Our award-winning app has introduced over 30 million kids in 190 countries to the ABCs of computer science and our lovable coding characters, the Foos.

codeSpark Academy uses a patent pending "no words" interface to teach the basics of computer programming and essential coding skills through a variety of interactive learning activities including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, game design and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents.

“My 5 year old does not want to stop playing this. He caught on very quickly!”

“My daughters are 6 and 8 and this is their new favorite game. Now they want to be programmers!”


* Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own projects in the Game Maker. 
* Personalized daily activities based on your child’s progress.
* Subscription app with new content every month.
* Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play. 
* Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon.
* Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students and kids with reading and focus-related challenges.
* Supports 3 individual child profiles.
* No collection of your child’s private data. 
* No advertising or micro-transactions
* No written communication between players or external parties.
* No commitments or hassles. Cancel at any time.


codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills — "the ABCs of coding"— with no reading necessary - NPR

"[codeSpark Academy] is easy to learn, full of playful characters and it's easy to experiment." - Children's Technology Review

"Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed working together on the puzzles" - Parents' Choice Awards

*** 2016 American Assoc of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching
*** 2016 Kidscreen Awards - Best Learning App for Kids ***
*** 2016 KAPi Awards – Best App or Product for Younger Children ***
*** 2015 Parents’ Choice — Gold Medal ***
*** Apple Editor’s Choice & Top Educational App ***


codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other ‘beginner’ programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.

Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play. They’ll master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals.

Our Game Maker allows kids to put programming concepts to work by designing and coding video games. Creations can then be played and remixed by other coders around the globe.


* Subscription is $9.99/month.
* Payment will be charged to iTunes Account 
* Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
* Account will be charged $9.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period 
* Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
* Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

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codeSpark Academy is FREE for teachers, librarians, and verified non-profit educational institutions. codeSpark Academy was voted top choice by teachers and librarians for introducing computer science in elementary schools. Additionally our FREE teacher dashboard allows educators to track student progress and turn on and off parts of the app. 

codeSpark is delivering computer science education to kids in over 200 countries by turning programming into play.
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