I don’t often wish I was a kid again but I did when I came across this.
App Camp for Girls is basically a summer camp where girls ages 12-14 will learn to build apps. The idea is to inspire girls to pursue a career in software development and technology by putting their creative power to work concepting apps and learning about the software business from women in the field.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at the age of eight. Growing up I was very involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization focused on T1D research. I regularly volunteered at their annual Walk to Cure Diabetes and other fundraising events, I was a youth ambassador, I delivered speeches, I lobbied at Parliment, and I even spent one summer volunteering in their office stuffing envelopes.
This year, I wanted to contribute in a more meaningful way. Not that stuffing envelopes isn’t meaninfgul, but I wanted to do something a bit different and that utilized my skills to their fullest abilities. Since my personal and professional interests lie strongly in the world of mobile app marketing, I thought it would only appropriate to donate a mobile app for this year’s Walk to Cure Diabetes.
I wear contact lenses and receive text messages. Therefore, recent articles surfacing about this new and intriguing technology caught my eye (pun intended).
Belgian scientists at Ghent University have developed a curved liquid display (LCD) that can be inserted into a contact lens to show simple patterns such as letters. This means that within five years, we could be be reading text messages, emails and our favorite gluten-free pancake recipe directly on our eyeball. Continue reading →
On Monday, Apple announced a good two hundred new features for iOS6 at their Worldwide Developer Conference. I don’t remember them all, but a few stuck out of which one in particular: the “Do Not Disturb” feature. Loves it.
You’ve submitted your app to the App Store. Congratulations.
Umm, no, not yet.
Long gone are the days where you can simply submit your app to the App Store and sit back while you watch those download numbers climb. There are currently over 600,000 apps available for download in the App Store and over 700 apps uploaded each and every single day.
And while there are many ways to increase your app’s visibility (in fact, I’m currently working on a list of 100 ways to promote your app’s launch), nothing screams “our app has launched” than a good old party.