Locally Made Monday - Apple App Factory

Locally Made Monday - Apple App Factory

Think about all of the apps you might use on your smartphone. If you've ever used the Fort Wayne Community Schools app, you're using one made by a local Fort Wayne student.
Think about all of the apps you might use on your smartphone.

If you've ever used the Fort Wayne Community Schools app, you're using one made by a local Fort Wayne student.

When he was in eighth grade, Chance McKibben started the apple app factory, and how he's designing apps for companies across the country.

Chance is now sixteen, and a sophomore at Snyder High School.

But at such a young age he's helping companies make the move to mobile.

"Sverybody's going mobile. It's totally replacing computers, laptops are going out, tablets and phones are all the way. If you can be on that device, it's just a great push."

Two years ago, McKibben realized where the future of marketing was headed.

"I started Apple App Factory two years ago, just wanting to help local businesses become mobile, because the thing I realized is when you leave your home, you can take your keys, your smartphone. And you know, if an app's on your phone, you can get right to it, you can find closing for your schools, if you're big into big brothers big sisters, you can get information,” McKibben says.

He created the Fort Wayne Community Schools app, created mobile apps for local non-profits and churches, and most recently, launched an app for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

"The thing a lot of places don't realize is the technology is here and it can be done, you just don't realize the opportunity is there. You can do an app for almost any kind of business bet it's just not that thought of,” McKibben says.

And he's taken it across the country.

Check out his apps in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

"like some of the paid apps I've worked on, I do event apps for local areas, you know, Fort Wayne events, Houston, Texas events, Dallas, Texas, Indianapolis, so if you want to know what's going on in the community, you can download it,” McKibben says.

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