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Best Mobile Apps to Learn Coding on the Go

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Thanks to the advent of technology, code learning is now accessible. Therefore, the number of people who want to build a career that requires coding skills is growing fast. Although, now is the best time for learning, it still often happens that today’s students may not get time to use computers to practice, so that’s why mobile devices have come in handy. Students can download coding apps on their mobile devices, and start learning the art of coding immediately. For your insight, below are the best code learning apps I compiled for you.

Best Mobile Apps For Learning Code From Scratch

CodeGym

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Using your phone, the CodeGym app will teach you Java programming from the very beginning. You will undertake 600 mini-lectures and 1200 tasks to complete the entire class.

The course includes four quests in playing format, with each journey containing ten levels that involve tasks and lectures. As it might be hectic to type long codes in a smartphone, this app developers incorporated a system that will enable the learner code faster through auto tips and examples. Every solution can be written and reviewed immediately. It also comes with a help section to lend you a hand when you are stuck.

From level 1, the company offers two paid subscriptions. The learner can either choose the Premium package of $30 per month or $300 per year, or the Premium Pro cost of $50 per month or $500 annually.

Udacity

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You will get insight into using all popular coding programs through Udacity application. The student learns how to create Android Apps through theoretical materials and practical tasks. The application comes with a guide to ensure you understand how to build cloud-connected Android apps.

The courses are on artificial intelligence, programming, business, data science, autonomous systems, and development. The content taught is rich and conducted by professionals. The app comes with great support from the learning community. The students also undertake interactive quizzes and schedule their learning hours, making the training convenient. What’s impressive about this training is that it contains approximately 200 free lessons. However, be aware that you won’t get certification in the end.

To graduate with an Udacity Nanodegree,you will need a smartphone and $399 per month paid for the coming five months.

SoloLearn

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SoloLearn is an excellent app to use in learning various coding languages like JavaScript, Kotlin, SQL, Python, PHP, and many more on any Android or iOS device.

Upon enrollment, a group of friendly coders will make you feel like home. The learner also enjoys friendly support from fellow learners and the teaching team. During the training, you will undertake numerous coding topics and tackle various assignments. The students get an idea of how to run real code using your mobile code editor. Communication within a community will also play a significant role in ensuring you understand and finish your lessons effectively.

Though the download is free, you pay $6.99 monthly or $47.99 annually for the lessons.

Codemurai

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If you are searching for an app designed to have fun while learning code with your Android or iOS devices, consider Codemurai. It allows students to learn many programming languages, like JavaScript, TypeScript, Swift, etc.

The app was designed to help any beginner take high-demanding programming skills and become a pro through pocket-size coding lessons. The courses in this app were developed by industry gurus on applications, and game and web development. The training includes exciting challenges and exercises. The students earn coins or badges as a reward by completing courses.

Whether you are a pro or a newbie, the Codemurai has something for you.

Mimo

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If you have an Android or iOS gadget, use the Mimo app to discover how to come up with your own project spending five minutes a day on training. The app covers the most popular programming languages, including Swift, Kotlin, Java, HTML, PHP, Python, Ruby, and lots more.

The students quickly build websites using various coding languages with its curriculum called “Learn to Code”. Other than getting insight into using SQL to communicate with databases and Python to analyze data, the learners get to know how Netflix and Google use extensive data to recommend movies or websites. The course is a great deal for both advanced coders and beginners.

You can download the application for free and subscribe to Mimo Pro if you like — a $9.99 monthly subscription will give you unlimited access to all courses, hands-on tasks, and weekly additions and updates.

Grasshopper

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You can download the Grasshopper on your Android or IOS device. It is a perfect app for beginners as it allows mastering JavaScript by playing quick games. As you gain skills, this app takes you through challenging levels. Passing each level means graduating to the next coding class. The Grasshopper uses visual puzzles to help students develop problem-solving skills as they harden their coding skills. You also get guided in real-time using a feedback feature guiding you like a real teacher.

Programming Hero

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With this app, learning programming is exciting. The students learn programming languages like Python, Java and practice on CSS, HTML on their Android or iOS device. Programming Hero allows building a game while you learn to code. After the lesson, you are supposed to apply the concepts immediately and show your published work. You can work anywhere and at any time. You have access to instant help in case of any issue.

The app comes with over 100 coding tasks containing solutions and explanations. You’ll also learn various data structures like Stack, Map, Array, or Linked List. The use of multiple games to explain critical features makes the courses easy to understand and fun. For example, the space shooting game helps the learner to understand Basic Programming.

Though the cost may vary by the country, the courses cost $9.99 per month or $39.99 annually for a US premium package.

Tynker

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Although Tynker is created initially for kids, it is suitable for adult students as well. Kids aged five to fourteen years teach various languages like JavaScript, or Python. Courses on this app come structured in three phases based on the kid’s age. There are courses for five to seven, eight to thirteen, and fourteen and above years. Adult students and professionals with previous coding experience can also benefit from using this app for training.

Kids at the age of five to seven years get voice instructions on simple apps creation, logic problem solving, and mastering of coding basics. Children at the age of eight-thirteen explore subjects in STEM, develop games and applications, design and create Minecraft mods, and control drones and robots using a drag and drop coding approach. Users over fourteen years gain knowledge on real coding such as JavaScript or Python.

Subscription is done quarterly for $16 per month, annually at $8 per month, or a lifetime plan for $200.

Enki App

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Utilizing the Enki app will help any student learn the art of coding on any Android or IOS device. This award winning app has proven its effectiveness. You will master programming languages, like Python and JavaScript, learn about blockchain and security, dive deeper into a Git version control system and Linux OS. Every topic comes with a structured curriculum for learning easily. You are also able to test your knowledge by answering interactive quizzes.

You may wonder how long it takes the Enki app to turn you into a programming expert. The time frame will surprise you. Within only a few weeks of using this app, you will start seeing the results. The app offers exercises every day, ensuring you keep up with your training.

Enki usually offers all its lessons for free, but the final tier requires you to pay $4.99 per month or an annual fee of $35.99.

Programming Hub

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Next comes another app for learning to code on your iOS or Android, and it is Programming Hub. The students learn JavaScript, C++, Swift, Python, R Programming, Artificial Intelligence, HTML, CSS, etc.

Learning to code with Programming Hub is simple and brings you much joy. The app brings together over 5000 code examples, 20 courses, and the fastest compiler, which all makes it a one-stop-shop for your programming needs and daily practice. Lessons from this app turn a learner into a professional coder.

A membership fee at Programming Hub Pro costs $.99 monthly, $14.59 quarterly, or $41.99 annually, in the US. The cost varies by the country.

Easy Coder

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Consider Easy Coder if you want to master Java programming on the go. The app’s coding lessons are simple and come in a few categories. The tutorial begins from basics and progresses to upper levels. The training is conducted excitedly through videos and quizzes. There is not a single element of a particular topic that is overlooked, which allows you to get a full understanding of each subject.

The app doesn’t have a free version or trial, but a one-time payment of $84.

Khan Academy

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It’s kind of a library of all things. Learn anything by using your Android or iOS device. An impressive thing about this app is that, despite its rich information, it is free! Just download it on your mobile devices, and you’re good to go.

The app offers you numerous videos, interactive exercises, and articles to study. It is the best app for sharpening your skills. The learner enjoys tests, practice exercises, instant feedback, and quizzes which make the learning process really exciting. This app can be used offline, by downloading any content or videos to read or watch later when you are offline.

Conclusion

Coding applications are amazing educational tools that help any person to become a programmer. Many of them are perfect for complete beginners, others are good to go if you already have some previous experience. The apps downloaded on your smartphone will help you sharpen your coding skills while on the go. In short, they are designed to bring much value in the long run, especially if they are used in combination with other training materials.

First published on LevelUp GitConnected.

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