Grasshopper

The coding app for beginners by Google

#4 Product of the MonthApril 2018
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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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Reviews

  • Volodymyr Spodaryk
    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.
  • Angie
    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.

Discussion

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Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
Saw the article on TC: https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/1... and downloaded straight away! I look back to when I first tried to learn to code about 6 years ago and remember thinking I found it too hard or couldnt keep up with doing it. Now I think, why didn't I just do little bits where I could to keep learning?! I'd be able to actually build my ideas myself! So I've started using Grasshopper! :D lets see how it goes! I think my issue with learning to code is not know where or what to start with....I almost want something or someone to ask "This is the platform I'm looking to build, these are the features, what language and frameworks can I learn to do this?"
AbadesiHiring@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
@bentossell Similar to you I always got stuck on completing courses, then someone advised me to build sth I need / want / can play with. Led to me finishing my first rails web app. So I'm passing the baton, keep playing with Grasshopper and start building sth you need 😄
Omar Gabr
Omar Gabr@okgabr1
The app looks great! Congrats @fearofpoets 🎉
Laura Holmes
Laura HolmesMakerHiring@fearofpoets · Senior Product Manager, Google
@okgabr1 Thanks for all your help with Instabug! @All - Omar's the CEO of Instabug, and it's been great integrating with them and getting streamlined feedback from all our our testers before yesterday's announcement.
Saurabh Hooda
Saurabh HoodaHiring@hooda · Co-founder, Hackr.io
Tried the app on iOS. It's really solid stepping stone for the beginners. Kudos on a great launch too :) Feel free to submit it on Hackr.io's Intro to programming category: https://hackr.io/tutorials/learn.... We would love to feature it there!
Wiktor Sobolak
Wiktor Sobolak@wiktor_sobolak · Growth Marketer
As a non-dev digital marketer, I find it extremely usefull to expand my skills. Nicely done!
Laura Holmes
Laura HolmesMakerHiring@fearofpoets · Senior Product Manager, Google
Angie
Angie@angeliquesocial · Founder of YourApparel
Hi @fearofpoets, I followed a few lessons today and I like the way the app and the different topics are presented as a whole. I just started to learn Swift so a lot of topics like functions, variables and arrays look familiar and are easier to follow. I'm no so far in the app yet but will you also build lessons where basic apps are built for example? This part helps me during my Swift coding course. Congrats on the launch!
Laura Holmes
Laura HolmesMakerHiring@fearofpoets · Senior Product Manager, Google
@angeliquesocial Building basic apps takes a fair amount of knowledge and complexity, and since we're starting folks from the very beginning, we haven't gotten to that level of depth yet... but we are working on gradually making our way there! Stay tuned as we continue to add more curriculum. :)
Angie
Angie@angeliquesocial · Founder of YourApparel
@fearofpoets thanks for your reply looking forward to what is next :)