The Best Mobile Apps to Learn Coding and Data Skills in 2021

Learn coding and data science in 2021 with these apps.

iPhone with code editor
Caspar Camille Rubin

Smartphones have brought us many good and useful things, and one of them is learning on the go. The busy life and tight schedules make investing in yourself almost impossible, and some skills like programming may seem like an impossible task, it requires perseverance and smart studying methods. The good news is there are apps that solved this problem in an interactive and fun way of learning on-the-go.

1. Mimo: Learn to Code

Mimo app
Mimo

Mimo is paid app with a 7 days free trial, and with a few completely free courses after the trial, but you’ll probably need to upgrade to the paid plan after the trial.

The app is based on social-learning, where you can follow other people, their progress and compete with them by earning points on every completed lesson and climb up the leaderboard. By setting the daily goals Mimo will remind you of practicing sessions and motivate you to maintain your weekly streak. Another interesting feature is the code playground where you can experiment with examples, write and run code, and save your projects.

Available on iOS, Android and Web.

Learn

  • Programming
  • To build real-life projects
  • Earn certificates

Courses:

  • Web Development
    • Make a Website
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • React
    • Git
    • Command Line
    • Using APIs
  • Mobile Development
    • Swift
    • Code for iOS Apps
    • Code for Android Apps
    • Kotlin
    • Git
    • Command Line
    • Using APIs
  • Programming Languages
    • Ruby
    • Java
    • Kotlin
    • C++
    • C#
    • Swift
    • React
    • PHP
    • JavaScript
    • Python
    • SQL
    • R
  • Data Science
    • Big Data
    • R
    • Understanding Machine Learning
    • Python Basics
    • SQL Basics
  • Digital Literacy
    • Internet and Networks
    • Algorithms
    • Understanding Machine Learning
    • Understanding Blockchain
    • Using APIs
    • Understanding Video Games
    • Programming
    • Artifical Intelligence
    • Browser Tracking
    • Self-driving Cars
  • Earn a Certificate
    • Code for iOS Apps
    • Code for Android Apps
    • Programming for Games
    • Make a Website
    • Become a Hacker
  • Cybersecurity
    • Become a Hacker
    • Cybersecurity
    • Malware and Viruses

2. Enki: Learn Code and Data Skills

Enki app
Enki

Enki is a paid app with a 7-day trial, for everyone, by offering lessons and quizzes for non-coders and coders who just want to level up their skills.

Make progress through the structured curriculum in each topic. Quickly and easily discover new ideas, practice new concepts, and answer interactive quizzes. Enki will follow your progress and will send you reminders for practice sessions. Every session can short as little as 3 minutes per day. Another great future is “Teams”, where you can create or join an existing group of people and track each other’s progress, ask questions and participate in discussions.

Enki is available on iOS and Android.

Learning courses:

  • Python: One of the easiest language to learn
  • SQL: Learn to access data
  • TypeScript: Modern JavaScript with Types
  • Coding Intro: Learn the fondamentals behind all computer code, great if you are just getting started
  • Web: Create your first webpage here, includes HTML, CSS and more
  • JavaScript: The engine of today’s internet. Included Node.js, NPM and more.
  • Java: A battle tested language used in over 8 billion devices
  • Data Analysis: Non-coding topic on data analysis best practises
  • GO: Build simple, reliable, efficient software
  • Security: Master security best practises
  • Linux: If you want full control over your machine, Linux is your friend
  • Computer Science: Understand how computers work, tackle programming challenges
  • Spreadsheets: Become an expert in Excel and Google Sheets
  • Git: Master de facto standard of version control for teams
  • Docker: Learn how to create, deploy and run applications anywhere
  • React: Create powerful user interfaces
  • Webflow: Create website and user interfaces without writing code
  • Blockchain: Discover distributed databases, Bitcoin, Ethereum and more
  • Regex: Match, extract and replace data based on patterns
  • MongoDB: A NoSQL document-oriented database program
  • Zapier: Automate tasks by connecting applications
  • Airtable: Build a database with no code

3. SoloLearn: Learn to Code

SoloLearn app
SoloLearn

SoloLearn is a free platform for learning programming and data science, with an optional premium plan to hide the ads and unlock some features like setting daily goals and unlimited practice opportunities. The courses are adeguate for beginners and experienced developers who want to level-up their programming skills.

SoloLearn is based on crowd-learning and gamification, where you create your profile, unlock levels, earn points and achievements, and challenge yourself by competing with other learners throughout the world.

SoloLearn is avaiable on Web, iOS, and Android.

Courses:

  • Python for Beginners
  • Python Core
  • Intermediate Python
  • Python Data Structures
  • C
  • C++
  • Java
  • C#
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Kotlin
  • Ruby
  • Swift 4
  • jQuery
  • Data Science with Python
  • Machine Learning
  • React + Redux
  • Angular + NestJS

4. DataCamp: Learn Data Science

DataCamp app
DataCamp

DataCamp is a paid learning platform with a 7-day free trial for data science from non-coding essentials to data science and machine learning.

DataCamp offers interactive courses, packed in small lessons that require just 5 minutes a day of your time, easy to follow while doing everyday activities. DataCamp for Mobile is designed for all skill levels and offers the most in-depth content available in the app store to learn Python, R, and SQL. The learning also fun, based on points which you earn by completing daily lessons and keeping the weekly streak. You’ll write code in-app, receive real-time feedback, and collect experience points as your skills grow.

DataCamp is available on iOS, Android, and Web.

Courses:

  • R
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Git
  • Shell
  • Spreadsheets
  • Theory
  • Scala
  • Tableau
  • Excel
  • Power BI

5. Grasshopper: Learn to Code JavaScript

Grasshopper
Grasshopper

Grasshopper is a completely free app for beginners by Google.

The app is ideal for total beginners with fun and quick games who want to learn JavaScript on-the-go. Move through progressively challenging levels as you develop your abilities, then graduate with fundamental programming skills for your next step as a coder. As you progress you will collect achievements and move to the next level on your coding journey.

Grasshopper is available on Web, iOS, and Android.

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