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The young App-rentices: Students from Crouch End launch their app Changes for download
Students from Crouch End hope to top the App Store charts with their app Changes
Move over Snapchat, get ready Boomerang, there’s a new app in town and it goes by the name of Changes. What’s more it was created by a group of school children from Crouch End.
Changes was created by a team of five girls from Coleridge Primary School aged between 11-12 years old. The students from Crouch End had their dreams of developing their app come true, after they came top in the People’s Choice category, powered by EE at the Apps for Good Awards in June 2016.
The app Changes was created to provide young girls with information about puberty. It features
- Information about changes the body undergoes during puberty
- Tips on how to deal with the changes the body goes through during puberty
- Quizzes and mini games to help users remember the information from the app.
Changes is available on Android from the 7th of February and can be downloaded here.
The team of students behind the app, all of whom took part in the Apps for Good course at their Coleridge Primary School have been working closely with developers at Mobile Pie to get their app ready for market for the past eight months.
The team commented: “We have found the whole process of developing our app so amazing. From working with the developers to speaking to business people in the market place it has been an experience that we will never forget. But the best thing of all is that we will be helping lots of girls with our Changes app.”
Heather Picov, UK Managing Director of Apps for Good commented: “The apps we are launching today demonstrate how young people are excited to use technology to tackle problems in their own lives and in their communities. We were impressed by the quality of the app and the enterprise, problem solving and digital skills the Changes team demonstrated when they won their category in June.
“We are absolutely delighted to support the students in turning their dreams into reality. It’s been a fantastic eight months building the apps with the young people with the support of EE.”