You kids just got another reason for you to buy them candies and cookies, and this time, it’s for good reason. Glico, the Japanese company known for making a bunch of popular snacks like Pocky, has come with a mouthwatering way for the kids to learn code. The company has launched a new app called Glicode, that lets your kid learn to code while playing with the cookies and candies.
To play the game, kids have to place actual cookies and snacks in a specific order that will allow the character progress the game. Then they have to snap a photo to translate them into digital commands. Each type of candy relates to an action, such as Almond Peak chocolates and Biscuit Cream Sands, Glico’s other products relate to “if” and “sequence” commands respectively.
The idea is a lot like Swift Playgrounds, Apple’s upcoming iPad app, where a character has to be moved around with simple programming tasks.
The app is currently available only on Android, but the company may also come with an iOS version. As the brand is quite popular because of their classic favorite Pocky, there is a high possibility that the game will be a smash hit. Though this app is conjured up for kids, you can also try it out. After all, anyone can play with their food.