A team of Google employees has teamed up to create a new app called Grasshopper and it teaches the fundamentals of programming. Grasshopper works just like DuoLingo and in few minutes it can improve your skills by completing some tasks. The app’s about us page states, “Coding is becoming such an essential skill, and we want to make it possible for everyone to learn even when life gets busy. We made Grasshopper to help folks like you get into coding in a fun and easy way.”
Holmes said, “We see Grasshopper as a launchpad to help introduce people to code. For one-third of our users, Grasshopper is the first time they’ve ever encountered coding. Many people think that coding isn’t for them or don’t have the access and time needed to consider it as a viable career path, and we want to help change that perception.” The app is created from Google’s Area 120 internal incubator. It is a program which gives the employees a chance to work full-time on their side projects. Google has been running its Area 120 for two years now and many cool apps are created from the platform. Some of the best apps from Google Area 120 are Avr, Tailor, Supersonic, Appointments, and UpTime.