Learning Python on Your Smartphone

Learning Python on Your Smartphone

If you want to learn Python wherever you are, then a phone app may be what you are after.

Learning Python on the Smartphone

One of the most requested things at our Exeter Python Meetup is help for learning Python, and so I took a look at Learn Python from SoloLearn, a smartphone app for android phones or Apple devices

One barrier to learning Python in a group is the need for a laptop or similar. I was hoping the app might remove this requirement, as installing an app on a phone you always have is more reliable than remembering to setup an environment and then bring your laptop.

Learn Python from Solo Learn

Learn Python is a phone app which starts you with the basics. The format feels similar to Duolingo for languages if you've ever used that. For experienced coders there is a shortcut feature allowing you to skip to more advanced exercises.

Each micro exercise or question covers a small area which must be completed before moving onto the next one. Each question has many comments from other users, so you can learn from the mistakes of others and find answers to the question you have.

The phone screenshot below shows simple code running in an environment on your phone.

Learn Python in motion

Other Apps

This gives me hope for being able to run training at a meetup without everyone requiring a mouse and keyboard. It may be that you prefer the flexibility of learning on your smartphone wherever you happen to be.

I'd like to hear about anyone with experience of this app or other for learning python on Smartphones. Leave a comment here or contact me on twitter

Author

Duncan Thomson

A Remote Software and Database Contractor specialised in Umbraco, Duncan works from wherever he finds himself. He is the co-organiser of the Python Exeter and Data Science Exeter meetup groups and speaks about Remote Working, Umbraco, Python and .NET Outside of work he is keen on travel, random generation, foreign languages and good food.

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