7 Mobile Apps to Help You Learn Coding on the Go

Coding is now becoming an essential skill not just for web developers, but basically everyone. With an increasing number of activities done online, basic knowledge of coding can go a long way for anyone who wants to build a personal website, assemble a professional portfolio, create a blog, and the like.


Luckily, there are a lot of resources available online to help anyone who wants to learn coding wherever and whenever. If you’re a programmer looking to keep your coding skills fresh or simply a person looking to pick up basic coding skills, here are some useful apps to help you learn coding anytime, anywhere:


Mimo (iOS)

Mimo offers bite-sized lessons from a variety of courses you can choose from. Lessons are broken down into smaller chunks in such a way that you can continue learning during your free time or downtime. Lessons are made interactive through mixing in questions to help you level up your coding skills. Mimo has a full offline support as well, allowing you to continue your lesson even without data. With Mimo, you can learn Python and JavaScript, as well as HTML and CSS.

Mimo is not entirely free, however. You can access the first unit of each topic for free, but everything else is accessible for $5.99 a month. Yearly and lifetime subscriptions are also available.


Download the app here.


Sphero Edu (Android & iOS)

Sphero Edu is an interactive platform letting its users create, contribute, and learn with Sphero robots. Yesreal and programmable robots. The platform encourages creativity through discovery and play. You can order a Sphero robot to test out your codes.


Sphero Edu caters to coders of different levels: from Beginners, Intermediate, to Pros. Beginners can draw paths that represent code for their robot to follow. Intermediate coders can use code blocks to learn more advanced logic. Pros can use JavaScript to write their own programs.


Sphero Edu makes learning programming and robotics enjoyable for people of all ages. When you want to take a break from coding, you can also drive your Sphero bot with the app.  


Watch how Sphero works in this video:


Download the app here: Android iOS


Udacity (Android & iOS)

If you want to take your coding skills to another level, you might want to check out Udacity. Udacity offers nanodegrees in a variety of topics including but not limited to coding and programming. You can expect quality content as their courses are developed in partnership with industry experts from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Github, and more.


While some of the courses on Udacity are free, you will have to pay $200 per month to be able to take the nanodegree. Nanodegrees start at a certain time, but you can always work on your own pace, however quickly or slowly as you want. Udacity also allows you to download the lessons so you can continue learning even while offline.


Some nanodegrees offer job prospects at companies like AT&T upon completion, so if you’re studying programming to land a job then the cost could be well worth it in the end.


Learn more about Udacity here:


Download the app here: Android | iOS 


Encode (Android)

Encode provides in-depth lessons on coding in small chunks, so even if you only have a few minutes to spare, you can go over a section within the app. What makes Encode a great app to learn to code with is that it starts from the beginning before introducing more advanced concepts such as coding languages.


The lessons are also packed with interactive coding challenges to help make learning enjoyable. After each lesson, Encode also offers feedback to make sure you can go back to the concepts you haven’t grasped yet. Encode also has a full offline support, allowing continuous learning even without data.Download the app here.


SoloLearn (Android & iOS)

SoloLearn is a series of apps with the largest collection of free code learning content for different levels. Each app is designed for a specific coding language: they have apps for JavaScript, HTML, SQL, CSS, Python, C++, PHP and jQuery, to name a few. They have thousands of programming topics to help you learn coding concepts, brush up your programming language, or stay aligned with the latest coding trends.


SoloLearn apps are highly rated in Google Play and App Store because of its dynamic and interactive way to learn the basics of coding. The app follows a lesson plan, complete with quizzes and checkpoints. After completing each section, you’ll get a score that indicates the parts you did well and those you didn’t. There’s also an online leaderboard where users all over the world post their scores, adding a bit of fun competition in the learning process.


Watch this video to know more about SoloLearn:


Download the app here: AndroidiOS


Programming Hub (Android & iOS)

If you’re looking for a “one-stop solution” for your learning needs, Programming Hub might be the app for you. Available in both Android and iOS devices, Programming Hub offers lessons in Java, C Programming, C++, HTML, JavaScript, and R Programming all in one app. Their bite-sized interactive courses are designed to make your learning more interesting.


Programming Hub also has one of the largest collections of pre-compiled programs you can use for practice and learning. It has an offline compiler for learning and practising HTML, CSS, and JavaScript without needing an internet connection.


You can get more features with a Programming Hub Pro membership, such as unlimited access throughout the app, offline mode, access to premium content, unlimited code compilations, and an ad-free interface.


More about Programming Hub:


Download the app here: Android iOS


Pythonista (iOS)

Python is a scripting language that has become a favourite among others, serving many uses from tools to more sophisticated applications. What makes Pythonista popular among iOS users is that the app offers the core Python command line and libraries as well as programming hooks into iOS itself. With Pythonista, iOS users can automate tasks, such as editing photos to copying clipboard content to another app.


Another feature which makes Pythonista amazing is that it has a user interface builder right inside the app itself, allowing you to create input forms, dialogue boxes, and even calculators right inside Pythonista.

Download the app here.  


The resources are available everywhere for anyone who wants to learn the basics or sharpen their coding skills. Try out these apps, take a few minutes off of your daily routine, and commit yourself to a learning journey.



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