With over one hundred thousand apps currently available for Apple’s wildly popular iPhone, consumers have come to believe that there is an app for just about everything. With the popular mobile device’s primary demographic consisting of young people such as teenagers and college students, traditionally among the first to embrace new technologies, it comes as no surprise to mobile industry experts that students would begin to create apps themselves. These apps, according to experts, can be expected to focus on the primary concerns of students, chief among them, their homework.
A fourth year student of computer engineering, Paul Pilone, recently got the idea to create an app that would help students put their iPhone or iPod Touch to solid scholastic use by organizing and keeping track of their school work and impending assignment deadlines. Instead of using an old fashioned planner, students can now keep track of everything with their mobile devices. To do lists and reminders are a big part of the app, and Pilone met with students to develop his program to suit their needs. With the app priced at the standard $0.99, Pilone has already netted over $15,000 in profits.