@Atari8BitBot and @AppleIIBot

Send a tweet with a short program to @Atari8BitBot or @AppleIIBot and your program will run on an emulated Atari 8-bit or Apple II computer. The bot will tweet you back with a video your program’s output!

The Atari bot accepts programs in six programming languages: Atari BASIC, the version of BASIC that shipped with the original Atari 400 and 800 computers in 1979; Turbo-Basic XL, an enhanced version of the BASIC programming language; Atari Logo, which was popular for learning programming and making graphics; Atari PILOT, a simple language that’s also great at making graphics; Action!, a speedy procedural language unique to the Atari 8-bit platform; and Atari Assembler/Editor, a tricky low-level language that’s as close to manipulating the bytes yourself as you’d want to get.

The Apple bot accepts programs in AppleSoft BASIC, the version of BASIC included with most Apple II computers.

This site will get you started. Direct questions to Kay Savetz.