The developers at Google's Area 120 have now released their very first application, called Grasshopper: Learn to Code for Free, which is intended to give absolute beginners a place to start learning to code. As its name implies, the app is entirely free. It should also work on most handsets and tablets with the single caveat of requiring Android 5.0. This app obviously isn't intended for use by those with even just a base knowledge of the concepts associated with programming or coding. In fact, it will probably be all but useless and may even seem counterintuitive to anybody who has spent time creating their own programs. However, it does seem to serve as an excellent starting point for those who don't understand how the logic behind a computer program or app work. By providing a solid foundation, it should be a relatively small step for somebody to graduate from Grasshopper and into full-blown coding sessions.
The application itself, as mentioned above, is completely free and there aren't any in-app purchases at all. Being made by one of Google's subdivisions is yet another perk to using the app and one means it would be difficult to not recommend the app to anybody who wants to learn the basics of coding. So anybody who may want to see if they've got what it takes to learn the skills involved with coding should go ahead and give it a shot via the button below.