Google's Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Todd Singleton
April 20, 2018

Google's San Francisco based incubator, Area 120, has launched their next project, called Grasshopper, which aims to teach you how to code by making it fun and easy. The Grasshopper app, which is free, supports both Android and iOS, walking beginners from the very basics toward more sophisticated skills, but also helping individuals who already have some coding knowledge.

Google ain't the first company to offer such lessons through games. With no experience you can learn to use a JavaScript Function and String within just a couple of minutes, with Grace the Grasshopper - the mascot for the app - guiding you through in simple steps that anybody can understand. Since Google conducted on the adults of United States, the vital issue they spoke about was that they had given up on coding due to the time issues.

"We see Grasshopper as a launchpad to help introduce people to code". Apps like Hopscotch and Lightbot may be positioned towards children, but anyone can use their puzzles to learn the basic principles of coding. Google has been operating its Area 120 program for two years and it's created a range of cool apps since its inception.

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When setting up the Grasshopper app, users will be able to choose how often they want to practice coding. "Many people think that coding isn't for them or don't have the access and time needed to consider it as a viable career path, and we want to help change that perception", she adds. Progress is linked to the Google account used to log into the app.

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