Google Launches a Free Coding Game App for Beginners

Google’s Grasshopper app will teach you coding for free on your smartphones

A team of coders from Google’s workshop for experimental projects, Area 120, on Wednesday launched a new learn-to-code mobile app to help beginners learn to code.

Called as ‘Grasshopper, the app’s goal is to get coders proficient in the basics and core concepts, so they can take the next steps in their coding education, reports TechCrunch.

“Coding is becoming such an essential skill, and we want to make it possible for everyone to learn even when life gets busy,” the app’s About Us page explains.

Grasshopper covers the basics of JavaScript and some of the building blocks of programming. Currently, Grasshopper features three courses, which covers the following:

  • The Fundamentals – How code works, calling functions, variables, strings, for loops, arrays, conditionals, operators, objects, and how all these things work together.
  • Animations I – Drawing shapes using the popular D3 library, defining functions, callback functions, and animations.
  • Animations II – Creating more complex functions using D3 and the topics from The Fundamentals course.

The app’s About Us page further adds, “We made Grasshopper to help folks like you get into coding in a fun and easy way. We put Grasshopper on a phone so you can turn your commute or waiting in line into a learning moment. And we put Grasshopper on a phone so you can turn your commute or waiting in line into a learning moment. We hope you like it and that it helps you embark or continue your journey in learning to code.”

The Grasshopper app is now available globally for free on Android and iOS, but only in English. For more information, you can head to the website by clicking here.

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