Wouldn’t it be cool to be an app developer, one who comes up with a smartphone application that everybody loves? In Canada, even the young kids have cool ideas on making an app, but sadly, only 3% of the total university enrollment in 2008/2009 accounted for mathematics, computer and information sciences.
That’s definitely a low number. Considering this Techu.me has been created in Ottawato get young minds interested in app development.
RIM is a close partner of the program and has done an excellent job seeding the program with PlayBooks.
Kids from middle school, 5th to 8th grade, are enrolled in the Techu.me program. But the ideas that come out of their brain are fantastic. Check out a couple of them.
A 12-year-old came up with a concept of an iOS gaming platform, where users make drag-and-drop games and share them with the community. You can offer your games free or sell them, in which case there is a revenue share. Another one was a homework application that allows parents to buy lesson plans for their kids as well as give a direct link to the teachers.
And then there’s a travel app called Travel Guru where your Facebook data is mined in order to give travel recommendations and also flight cancellations, currency conversations, hotel and public transportation data and so on.
The kids are thinking about Android as well; there’s Android Player for Playbook. The Techu.me program is great for the kids as well as the world of applications which can always use creative genius.