08 August 2016

A coding App Made Out of Candy

In the fast changing technology world the need for computer knowledge is slowly becoming a fundamental need it is for this reason that parents and schools, in general, are trying their best to introduce computer classes to children as early as possible.

In the recent past, computer knowledge was mainly knowing how to turn on a computer and maybe process documents. However currently the need for programs is on the high and thus need for understanding the programming language, otherwise known as coding. Coding has become an essential part in this modern world because the majority of devices these days rely on coding in one way or another.

Glico, a company in Japan known for the production of popular snack such as like Pocky, has gone behind the scene and created a different of snack this time. They have created a delicious way for children to learn coding. The company launched an app known as Glicode to help children learn to code quickly and in a fun way.

It seems candy is the new way of making programming enjoyable with Google known to use candy in naming their entire Android versions line. Glicode is has merged candy and coding to help kids to cultivate the coding culture early.

The Glicode app works by allowing kids to submit instructions to a character and help it get through an obstacle course. However, unlike the usual method of giving the character directions by tapping the screen or rotating the device, here the kids have to organize candies in various formation in addition to snapping pictures to influence the character. In the process of arranging the candies and helping the character get through obstacles, the app teaches the children the basics of programming.

The app is already live on Android though some trustworthy rumors are suggesting the company is developing an IOS version. The app is mainly for Kids, but there is absolutely no reason why no one can try it out.

Check out the app here on Google Play Store

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