Grasshopper

The coding app for beginners by Google

4.8/5
About

Grasshopper is the coding app for beginners. With fun, quick lessons on your phone, the app teaches adult learners to write real JavaScript. It’s currently available for free on Android and iOS. Grasshopper is built by a team within Area 120, a workshop for experimental projects.

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44 Reviews4.8/5

I completed three lessons today and I enjoy the learning proces. If you get stuck you can ask for help so someone from the Grasshopper team or community can help you get back on track. I think this is a very important aspect of learning how to code because many people quit because they get stuck at some point. At the beginning of the course you can set up a schedule fitting your personal situation. You can choose to take the lessons daily or every other day for example.

Pros:

Easy to understand the fundamentals. The lessons are presented in a cleary and organised.

Cons:

None yet

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UPD: issue was quickly resolved: it was flag of Haiti not Russia (they look pretty similar on white background in small resolution).

Epic fail with Russian flag for Ukraine!

And looks like it is not just screenshot, it is in app too.

Image from newsletter from ProductHunt:

Topic on TechCrunch:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/1...

Pros:

Never used

Cons:

Really offensive promo for Ukrainians

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The blue-red represents the flag of Haiti. In the task you have to change the bottom color from yellow (ukraine) to red (haiti).
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Grasshopper Curriculum Manager here! David is right, the flag shown is the flag of Haiti (blue stripe, then red). However, it was brought to our attention just after we launched that this can easily be mistaken for Russian. We've since updated that puzzle, which you can see reflected in our app and on the homepage: https://grasshopper.codes/ . So thank you for flagging this, it allowed us to make the quick change.
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makes fun:-)

Pros:

easy to use and understand

Cons:

do I really learn something?

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Guys, in a screenshot from Product Hunt email you have Ukraine under the Russian flag: https://imgur.com/km0ihcs That's super offensive. I mean come one, it's 2018, put some efforts into ensuring you won't offend countries you're using in your promo! The same goes for TC article: https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/1...

Pros:

Haven't tried it yet (and frankly, won't do it after this situation)

Cons:

Really offensive promo

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Agree, it is an epic fail with the photo! And looks like it is not just screenshot, it is in app too.
The blue-red represents the flag of Haiti. In the task you have to change the bottom color from yellow (ukraine) to red (haiti).

I added my details in another post.

Pros:

onboarding experience, progress flow, clear eductational content

Cons:

Points purpose is unclear

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Enjoyable to use but was disappointed that it wasn't optimised for iPad.

I'd like to use it on a larger screen with keyboard... still I like it a lot.

Pros:

easy to get started, nice design

Cons:

No iPad support :-(

Although I'm a coder with some experience, I go through the tasks of Grasshooper from time to time and I'd suggest it to someone, who would like to start coding JS

Pros:

Good and simple explanations, intuitive user interface

Cons:

Would like to see more advanced topics

ease of modeling objects without the need to know the dimensions

Pros:

more agile and more free modeling

Cons:

Difficulty editing the model when it is very advanced

Just another great project from the Google team, and a really good one: the interest on programming is always something hard to tackle but this app made me (as a dev) want to review again JS.

Pros:

Great design, learning curve and experience.

Cons:

"Log in every day" style ruins the sense of achievement for anyone that has a busy day and can't log in.

I've wanted to learn how to code for a while, I've even tried with apps for kids but it's not the same. A friend recommended me this app and it was all I was looking for.

Pros:

Finally! An app to learn coding for adult. It's super easy to start with and you study without even noticing it.

Cons:

It's addictive!

more and more exercices. The goal is to practice a lot like in bootcamp

Pros:

quite easy

Cons:

more exercices

I was looking for alternatives to learn javascript and this game is perfect for that.

Pros:

Explain extremely easy javascript

Cons:

spanish version and more languages.

It's the best coding app for beginner.

Pros:

Easy to understand, fun, nice design.

Cons:

For now, nothing.