Google Creates App That Teaches Adults How To Code

Grasshopper a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator goes live		
		
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Grasshopper a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator goes live Sarah Perez @ 7 hours

"Coding is becoming such an essential skill, and we want to make it possible for everyone to learn even when life gets busy".

We can't wait to meet you.

Grasshopper is the best way to start your coding adventure with fun, quick games on your phone that teach you to write real JavaScript.

Unfortunately, it's only in the Play Store for now, so iOS users wouldn't know - and might not for awhile without renaming the app, since Grasshopper in the Apple Store refers to a completely different item.

By following the steps of taking on challenges and answering quizzes the app will teach you the basics of JavaScript.

Google ain't the first company to offer such lessons through games. Now both kids and adults can actually learn how to code without necessarily having extensive programming background. Since Google conducted on the adults of USA, the vital issue they spoke about was that they had given up on coding due to the time issues.

The app has visual puzzles so as to develop your problem solving skills and also to solidify the coding concepts you have to learn.

The app gives people a chance to try their hand at programming and if they enjoy it, they can pursue further learning through other free online courses. From there, the user must choose whether they're new to coding or have existing experience. Time, access, and money were the three main barriers which were focussed on Google.

Grasshopper has been created by a team of coders from Google's workshop for experimental products - "Area 120".

The app was born out of Google's Area 120 internal incubator a program that lets employees a chance to work full-time on their side projects.

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