Learning how to code can be a tricky business, especially if you are trying to do it on your own. While there are books and other resources available, they’re often quite a slog to get through — with some even acting as barriers in the learning process. Another drawback that comes with these is that they’re rather rigid when it comes troubleshooting mistakes you may make along the way. To remedy this, Upskew, the company that brought Android users the interactive code editor Encode, have developed an app that will teach people how to code at their own pace. Knowin is an educational iOS app that condenses the fundamentals of coding into consumable nuggets of content that’s perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle.
How does the app work?
The app gauges your progress via mini-challenges, giving you instant feedback along the way — treating the lessons almost like a game. This is one of the app’s biggest strengths, as research published on Science Direct has found that tracking your progress and performance via leaderboards and challenges increases both competence and autonomy. This makes for more motivated learners, and at the crucial early stages of the learning process, motivation tends to go a long way.
Another aspect where Knowin differs from the rest is that their lessons provide users with examples of how the concepts they’re learning have been used in real-world settings. The concretization of abstract concepts like this can be a big help, as knowing the direct applications of the concepts you’re learning will give it much-needed context. Knowin also helps you think horizontally, as it gives you opportunities to tweak pre-existing concepts with interactive summaries — this way, you aren’t just memorizing concepts, you are learning how they work from the ground up. This allows you to be more creative and flexible when needed.
Overall, Knowin is a good place to start your coding journey. It covers the basics at your own pace, letting you pause and resume as needed. It provides you with ample challenges that test what you’ve already learned, while motivating you in the process. If you want to go deeper into coding, other apps can be supplementary to the content you’ve been learning from through Knowin. One great example is DevKit. DevKit is the only portable application that helps users code, configure, and test applications they’ve created for mobile devices. Applications like this will take the foundations built from Knowin and push them even further.
For anyone looking to get started, Knowin is available to download for free via the Apple Store.
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