Last night, InMobi attended cdi's Apps For Good in London. What a wonderful event! Teams of school-children presenting their ideas for apps that could change their world.
But this wasn't just kids showing off drawings of theoretical apps, the Apps For Good course that runs in these schools get participants thinking about problem definition, market research, business cases, and - crucially - building apps. Using Google's Android App Inventor, the students were able to create working prototypes of their applications. It's great to see young people building amazing apps which have the power to influence the world around them. We were particularly impressed with how professionally the apps were presented and how confidently they answered questions from the "Dragons' Den". There's a podcast of the event available. Too often apps are seen as frivolous distractions from the real world. The pupils had developed apps which tackled bullying in schools, a fun way to look at personal finance, and a translation app to help Bengali speaking parents understand what's going on at their child's school. Huge thanks to the pupils from Central Foundation Girlsâ€™ School and the http://www.high-trees.org/news.html for being so committed and developing such wonderful apps. You can also read more about the event at Tom Curtis's blog. We've decided to join Apps For Good "Expert Community" to see what help and support InMobi can offer these young developers. If you're interested in helping, you can
So, what apps are you developing that are going to change the world?