Hi everyone, I just remembered the existence of this thing (though I often hop on to tilde.club), and I hope y'all will forgive a shameless plug:
A simple cross-platform IDE for programming little apps: https://love2d.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=94852
1. Go to https://love2d.org and install LÖVE. It's open source, been around 10+ years, super reputable, just a few clicks to install. (Caveat: Installing on iOS is harder, but we'll try to help you with it.)
2. Download MiniIDE from https://love2d.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=256497#p256497
I've always kinda assumed mobile devices are difficult to program on, but my partner who is not a programmer exclusively uses an iPad, and has slowly cobbled this together and convinced me along the way that it's doable. And it's a blast. I'm basically spending each morning with my kids in a microcomputer-like environment where I can draw on the same window I write code on. I'm currently learning LÖVE's audio APIs for the first time, and trying to build a little musical instrument using the multitouch controls on my Android tablet.
No programming experience required, just curiosity and some patience to learn. Operator (i.e. me) standing by to help any way I can. (I promise I'll remember to check my mail here more often.)