Codecademy: Hour of Code
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Learn how to build amazing things online by programming with Codecademy - all for free. Our app gets you started by introducing you to the basic concepts behind the apps on your phone and the websites you visit. You’ll learn to understand the basic structure of code when you see it.
Hour of Code is the perfect way to get started programming and a great reference on the go to refresh your mind of the concepts you need to know every day.
JUST GET STARTED: Hour of Code is the best way to go from zero to programming. We show you easy examples of code and you learn how it works and powers the web.
TAP TO TRAIN: Use your iPhone or iPad for what it’s good for - quick, fun exercises on the go. Program when you get home and stay fresh by reviewing on the go.
APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN: Make a webpage with your own photo, bio, and more and share it with your friends.
CREATE THE FUTURE: Programming underpins apps, websites, games, and more. Learn to create them all with Codecademy!
What's New in Version 1.0.4
The Hour of Code is now longer than an hour! To celebrate, we've added a bunch of cool stuff for you. Now:
- We're on the iPad! Coding on the go is fun again.
- Make a webpage from the app with your own photo, bio, and more, and share it with your friends to show off what you've learned!
- Start learning HTML on the go
- Pick a path for future learning on your desktop
Good for concepts, bad for HTML
A lot of the reviews here seem to think the goal of this app is to teach programming. These people are probably a little too far removed from the intended target audience, for whom just the basic concepts and terms may be completely new.
The first sections do a pretty good job at teaching teaching the basic concepts that many programming books would gloss over or ignore completely. It is important to understand these things before you can start actual programming.
Some of the things taught in the HTML section, like using align attributes, are not best practices and haven't been for over a decade.
Under html5, a <b> tag would even be more appropriate than using <strong> in that lesson. You can teach HTML concepts without resorting to poor-practices examples.
This was a very, very good app. I learned how to make and publish a website all with Html coding in about 30min to 1hour. I knew absolutely nothing about coding, this is such a great app.
Great app. Educating people to learn coding is of growing importance, and this app helps get started doing just that. Everyone, whether young or old; computer savvy or not, should get this app.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 27, 2014
- Version: 1.0.4
- Size: 5.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Ryzac, Inc.
- © 2013 Codecademy
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.