Learn how to code for free with Area 120's new app 'Grasshopper'

Joanna Estrada
April 19, 2018

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While almost 5,000 users have already graduated from Grasshopper's JavaScript Fundamentals course during the app's testing phase, Google says it is making the game publicly available for the first time today (via TIME).

Grasshopper is available for download on both iOS and Android so in case you are interested in learning how to code, begin your coding journey today!

With an industry-wide shortage of developer talent, a number of coding bootcamps and other programs have sprung up in recent years to fill skills gaps.

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

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

Grasshopper App teaches fundamentals of coding initially, asks users to solve coding puzzles, conduct quizzes to get familiar with coding principles and analyse the user's standard and instructs them to develop. Grasshopper takes a similar form to apps like Duolingo that teach foreign languages.

This app offers a series of lessons which covers the fundamentals of programming along with topics like variables, operators, conditionals, functions, strings, arrays, objects, etc. The creators also plan to add a new course as well as additional foundational content.

Grasshopper is aimed at helping people to get familiarized with the basics of JavaScript and core concepts through short lessons on their smartphones.

Laura Holmes who is the brain behind the development of Grasshopper app said adults neglect he coding study presuming to be complicated and Google wanted to break such mindset and likes to act as a launch pad thus encouraging the young ones to move further in the computer field.

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