Grasshopper is considered to be the newest production by the Area 120 team. The team includes some of the current Google employers in addition to architects and other talents that left their firms to work on their own projects or start-up companies. They previously released useful applications like Uptime to watch YouTube videos in sync with friends from around the world, and Supersonic for Emoji fanatics.
“Programming has become an essential skill, and we want to make everyone able to learn even if they have busy lives. We created Grasshopper to help people enter the world of programming in an easy, entertaining way.” – Developing Team.
Grasshopper also offers motivational features like accomplishments, progress levels, programming tapes, and how many days you’ve been learning. It also includes a ‘Code Playground’ where you can apply what you’ve learned in programming by writing any code and previewing it in a very basic, simple way. There’s also the option of displaying any problems you have on the support forum to receive immediate help.
It’s also important to mention that the app developers chose the name Grasshopper as a show for appreciation to the American computer scientist Grace Hopper, who accomplished huge things in the field of programming. She was the first to suggest an English computer language, one of the first programmers for the Harvard Mark computer, and one of the most important programmers who created the internet world we know today.
Google’s Grasshopper application is now available to download for free on iOS and Android.