Learn To Code For Free With Google's New "Grasshoppers" App

by Linda Olson April 20, 2018, 0:38
Learn To Code For Free With Google's New

To help beginners learn coding on their smartphones, Google has launched a new learn-to-code app called Grasshopper.

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there's no shortage of games and toys created to get children interested in computer science.

Google's experimental products workshop Area 120 has released a mobile app that teaches adults how to code in JavaScript.

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Google shared about the significance of coding skills to be developed by adults and youngsters in the competitive world that could be possible by Grasshopper app in an easy way like a smartphone game. The free mobile app is available for both Android and iOS and is simple enough for nearly anyone that is smartphone literate to try. Time, access, and money were the three main barriers which were focussed on Google. We hope you like it and that it helps you embark or continue your journey in learning to code. Now both kids and adults can actually learn how to code without necessarily having extensive programming background.

Google's puzzle game won't turn you into a programming wiz overnight. "For one-third of our users, Grasshopper is the first time they've ever encountered coding", says Holmes. In the demonstration I saw, the player was asked to enter the correct code in order to complete an image of the French flag, with each string of code contributing more color to the picture.

In a similar way to other learning apps, Grasshopper rewards you for your achievements Giving you medals and prizes for using the app for several days in a row as well as for passing new levels. Codecademy offers free courses in popular languages like JavaScript, Python and Ruby, whereas Google's app specializes only in JavaScript.

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