Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

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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).

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there's no shortage of games and toys created to get children interested in computer science.

Google shared about the significance of coding skills to be developed by adults and youngsters in the competitive world that could be possible by Grasshopper app in an easy way like a smartphone game. Created by a team of programmers in Google's incubator for experimental products, Area 120, this app will teach learners how to write JavaScript.

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Welcome to Grasshopper, the coding app for beginners. Google's intention is to develop adults with strong fundamental knowledge of basic codings through which it expects them to build upon citing the need of skilled people in mobile app developing, cloud computing and data engineering in recent times.

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"Many of our users actually find spare moments when they're sitting on the couch unwinding after work or in bed at night".

"Grasshopper showed me that no matter what or who or how I look, anyone can learn how to code".

Google's puzzle game won't turn you into a programming wiz overnight.

My one real hope is that as Grasshopper grows, the Google developers working on the app will add new programming languages for users to learn.

A number of free services and apps offer coding education to individuals who may otherwise never learn the skills. "You run up against a lot of these things as an adult, often being told that it's too complicated, or you just don't know where to start", she says.