Grasshopper

The coding app for beginners by Google

3.9/5
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.

9 Reviews
 +24 reviews
  • Volodymyr SpodarykCTO / Python Software Engineer
    Pros: 

    Never used

    Cons: 

    Really offensive promo for Ukrainians

    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:

    https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/grasshopper.jpg

    Topic on TechCrunch:

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/18/grasshopper-a-learn-to-code-app-from-googles-area-120-incubator-goes-live/

    Volodymyr Spodaryk has never used this product.
  • Federico GaglioDev, JotURL
    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.

    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.

    Federico Gaglio has used this product for one week.
  • Volodymyr Grinchenkoex-Microsoft, product marketing expert
    Pros: 

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

    Cons: 

    Really offensive promo

    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/2018/04/18/grasshopper-a-learn-to-code-app-from-googles-area-120-incubator-goes-live/

    Volodymyr Grinchenko has never used this product.
  • AngieFounder of YourApparel
    Pros: 

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

    Cons: 

    None yet

    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.

    Angie has used this product for one day.
  • Andrii TynokFront-end Developer
    Pros: 

    Good and simple explanations, intuitive user interface

    Cons: 

    Would like to see more advanced topics

    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

    Andrii Tynok has used this product for one week.
  • Birgit FrenzelFounder of People on Sked
    Pros: 

    easy to use and understand

    Cons: 

    do I really learn something?

    makes fun:-)

    Birgit Frenzel has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    onboarding experience, progress flow, clear eductational content

    Cons: 

    Points purpose is unclear

    I added my details in another post.

    Brian Wadley has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    easy to get started, nice design

    Cons: 

    No iPad support :-(

    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.

    christianoliff ☺ has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    more agile and more free modeling

    Cons: 

    Difficulty editing the model when it is very advanced

    ease of modeling objects without the need to know the dimensions

    Alberto Calzadilla has used this product for one year.