For those of you in the business of making apps, a site you may learn a lot from is Moms with Apps. They concentrate on branding, marketing, and practical matters such as getting an app ready to put in the App Store.
The White House has challenged developers to develop apps that help prevent abuse. The announcement at Challenge.gov is called Apps Against Abuse.
The challenge: Vice President Biden and Secretary Sebelius are honored to announce a challenge that encourages the development of applications that provide college students and young adults with the tools to help prevent dating violence and sexual assault. The application envisioned will offer individuals a way to connect with trusted friends in real-time to prevent abuse or violence from occurring. While the application will serve a social function of helping people stay in touch with their friends, it will also allow friends to keep track of each other’s whereabouts and check in frequently to avoid being isolated in vulnerable circumstances.
Information about the challenge, the prizes, the judges, and details for how to enter are all at the above URL.
No, I’m not talking about a live band. I’m talking about an app that plays music – but only in certain locations.
Is that brilliant, creative thinking, or what?
Right now, there’s an app for music you can hear in Washington DC on The National Mall. The music you hear depends on your path through the area. The band is called Bluebrain and they are planning more location based musical journeys.