Invest in your future by learning design and coding while commuting, flying or waiting for your friend who is always late. Image credit: Jan Vašek.

Useful Apps To Learn Design And Coding On Your Smartphone

Whether you like it or not, programming is becoming one of the most important skills in the 21st century. You were certainly not the lucky one who had a chance to learn to code in the first-grade as Estonians do but you can definitely catch-up by being smart about your time. The design is another great skill to have if you are thinking of taking over the world, think of the great design startups like Airbnb, Uber and Square.

Today I am sharing with you an exclusive list of 15 useful apps to learn design and coding on your smartphone. Invest in your future by learning design and coding while commuting, flying or waiting for your friend who is always late.

Lynda

Learn software, creative, and business skills from world-class experts. Lynda is a subscription-based online learning service that provides unlimited access to video tutorials on a variety of subjects and skills such as 3D animation, photography or design.

Price starts from $24.99/month, available on iOS and Android devices.

Swifty

Learn how to code in Swift wherever you are. Swifty offers over 200 bite-sized, hands-on tutorials to get you started with coding. It’s fun, easy and entertaining.

Available for free on iOS devices.

Time To Code

A free, comprehensive series of bite-sized tutorials for anyone who wants to learn to code on the iPhone & iPad. Learn HTML, CSS, & Javascript with a mobile code editor.

Available for free on iOS devices.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. Subjects include math, science, computer programming, history, art, economics and more.

Available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Udemy

Learn programming, design, business, photography and more. Udemy is an online education marketplace with over 10 million students enrolled in more than 40,000 courses.

Courses range from free to a couple of hundred dollars. Available for both, iOS and Android platforms.

Lightbot

A game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels. This short teaser is meant to introduce players to programming who may have little to no experience.

Available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Coursera

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.

Available for free for iOS and Android devices.

Code School

An online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. With more than 50 courses covering Ruby, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, iOS, Git, and databases, Code School pairs experienced instructors with high-quality content.

Available for free for iOS users.

Udacity

Learn programming in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Java and more. Watch lectures, write code and challenge yourself with short quizzes in a classroom experience crafted for mobile devices.

Available for free on iOS and Android devices.

SwiftBites

Whether you’re a complete beginner or experienced developer looking to learn one of the hottest new programming languages, SwiftBites will teach you the basics of Swift and get you started on this awesome learning adventure.

Available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Codementor

Codementor is your instant 1 on 1 expert mentor helping you in real time. The Codementor app enables mentors to text chat with clients and get inbox notifications on the go.

Available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Tynker

Play fun puzzles to learn the basics and then create your own amazing games using over 100 step-by-step coding tutorials. A creative computing platform where millions of kids have learned to program and built games and apps through self-paced online courses.

Price starts from $6/month, available on iOS and Android devices.

Codecademy

Learn to code interactively, for free. An amazing learning experience on your smartphone.Price: Free

Available for free for iOS users.

Lrn

Gain an understanding of how to read, write and speak the language of HTML, CSS, Python, Ruby, Javascript on your phone through interactive mini-quizzes.

Available for free for iOS users.

Skillshare

Learn new creative skills. Join over 1 million students learning across thousands of online classes. Get real project feedback, participate in online discussions and read class notes from other students.

Price starts from free for 14 days ($10/month afterward), available on iOS and Android devices.

Your turn

What skill are you learning this year to advance in your career? What are your thoughts on learning design and coding? I’d like to hear your opinion on this subject. Tweet me anytime at @tomaslau.


Originally published at www.forbes.com on January 28, 2016.