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Tynker IDE
TypeEducational Programming Language

Tynker is an educational programming platform to help children learn coding skills, including game design, web design, animation and robotics. It includes courses in Minecraft Modding, Minecraft Game Design, Creative Coding, Python and CSS.

Tynker is based on HTML5 and JavaScript, and can be used in browsers, or on tablet computers or smartphones.[1]


The Tynker company was founded by Krishna Vedati, Srinivas Mandyam and Kelvin Chong in 2012 in Mountain View, California, United States with funds raised from angel and institutional investors.[citation needed] Tynker for Schools was launched in April 2013, with Tynker for Home the year after.[2] 60 million students, in 90,000 schools, have used Tynker.[3][4]

In 2018, Tynker partnered with Mattel to produce branded coding experiences with Hot Wheels and Monster High.[5] It also has partnerships with Apple, Google, Sylvan Learning, BBC Learning, Infosys Foundation USA, Microsoft, PBS and Lego.[3][6][7]

In September 2021, Tynker was acquired by Byju's, an Indian multinational educational technology in order to expand in foreign market.[6][8]

Mobile Applications[edit]

In July 2014 Tynker was released for iPad and Android[9] The projects can be accessed from both the web and the tablet and used on either platform.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ "Tynker introduces your kids to programming code either at home or at school". Gizmag. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "BBC Learning and Tynker Collaborate on Coding for Kids with a Next-Generation Education Technology Mini-Computer". www.businesswire.com. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Tynker Raises $7.1M Series A and Adds a Host of Partners - EdSurge News". EdSurge. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  5. ^ "In Tynker's Partnership With Mattel, Kids Can Undertake Maker Careers With Barbie - EdSurge News". EdSurge. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Byju's acquires coding platform Tynker for $200 million in US expansion push". TechCrunch. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Learn How to Code with the BBC HiFive Inventor, Narrated by Jodie Whittaker". The Doctor Who Companion. 8 April 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Shilpa Phadnis (17 September 2021). "tynker: Byju's acquires US kids coding platform for $200 million - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  9. ^ ."Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 February 2015.