We’re excited to share the amazing and impressive work done by Grover Cleveland High School seniors from Queens, New York. This week they showcased more than 40 apps they developed as part of a mobile application development curriculum pilot program and competition by Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation (NAF). The students used our ThinkPad laptops and Android-based tablets to put their creativity and programming skills to the test, creating a tremendous range of apps.
The results were astounding:
- Apps to help people with disabilities store their personal information, remember their medication schedule, exercise their memory, and even to more easily navigate public transit systems
- Educational apps including fun and easy-to-use ways to remember math equations, make your own learning flashcards, and children’s learning such as matching sounds to animals and countries to their shapes
- Apps focused on health and exercise including gauging BMI level, tracking exercise time, and learning new abdominal exercises, complete with pictures and levels of difficulty
- Game apps, including “Space Battle,” “Gnome Bridge,” “Balloon Popper,” “Catch the Manana,” “Squirrels vs. Chipmunks,” and “Samurai Sword,” which is a movement-based app that creates different sword fight noises as the personal device is moved
- Apps for international travelers such as converting miles to kilometers and currency converters
- How-to apps including guides for making bracelets, nail polish designs, and dance moves
Grover Cleveland High School’s app developers participated in a competition at the New York Public Library Science, Industry & Business Library. The high school seniors proved themselves to be entrepreneurs as well as app developers, presented to four judges and members of the public not only their apps but also business plans, style guides, marketing plans and sample advertisements developed to market their apps.
Our congratulations to the winning teams in the New York competition, including top company winners Carolina Cardovas Rosario, Elizabeth Paulino and Juan Veloz of JEC Company and Pavel Irimiea of 3D Games. These winners, along with the top company winners from all five schools, will be receiving a trip to the NAF Next conference in Washington, D.C. July 16-19, where they’ll present their apps to a national audience. Check out the Grover Cleveland student apps on Google Play here.
Winning teams from the additional participating schools were also announced this week at Apex High School in Raleigh, North Carolina; Pathways to Technology in Hartford, Connecticut; Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles; and A.J. Moore Academy of Information and Technology in Waco, Texas.