THS students win mobile app competition

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Two Terre Haute South High School Students have created an app, not only did they create an app they won first place in the IU School of Informatics and Computing Mobile App competition.

Students Samuel Ford and Jesper Nielson co-created their CommuteIndy app for the transit themed competition.

The two wanted to re-create the carpooling experience.

App users can create a profile with their likes, dislikes and network connections.

A map feature is even included to network riders in similar regions.

The app is still only a prototype, and the students say their interest stemmed from coding.

“It was really cool and I just wanted to learn more about it. So for the past two years I’ve been learning how to make apps,” explained Ford. “I started with learning Android and then I slowly progressed into learning how to make IOS apps.”

“A coder came and showed us like how he made an app,” said Nielsen. “And then when I got here and saw that they taught a computer science class I was interested.”

This isn’t the only app Ford has created.

He also created an app to keep students and parents connected throughout the school day.

The Terre Haute South app updates users on schedule changes, weather reports, school activities and is available on Google Play and the Apple Itunes store.

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