Google recently announced its plan to launch ‘Area 120’, an in-house startup incubation center under the executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz. The 120 in the name is inspired by the idea of Gmail and Adsense that they ask their employees to devote their 1/5th of the working hours in planning and executing something they are interested in. The employees have to pitch their idea just like how they will do it normally to any other company and if selected, they will be asked to work full time on their ideas. Recently, a group of employees pitched their idea and after receiving the approval launched their application on the Play Store and the App Store.
What is Grasshopper ?
Google has taken quite a step to preserve the talent and interest of its employees by giving them the opportunity to pitch their ideas and work on it full time while being the employee of Google. Grasshopper is the latest idea which has emerged from Google’s in-house incubation center and can help a lot many people learn programming languages with very little or no knowledge of programming. Another product, UpTime was recently launched which helps the people watch YouTube videos together with their friends or other members. Supersonic, a messaging app was also launched recently for people who love expressing themselves through emojis.
Take some time from your day’s busy schedule and spend it on Grass Hopper to gain quick knowledge about programming through their application available on Play Store or the App Store.