Local developer releases successful first iPhone app, Grades
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by Justin Ruckman
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We met up with Jeremy Olson at Dish last week to talk about his new iPhone app, Grades, designed for students wanting to keep track of their, you guessed it, grades, and predict what you’d need to score on tests and homework to leave a course with the mark of your choice.
We dipped across the street to House of Africa for a quieter setting to shoot the interview above.
It’s great to hear of local success stories like this. Olson is a student at UNC Charlotte, so we talk for a little bit about how they played a part (albeit small) in fostering his entrepreneurship. We also discuss his design approach, his challenges learning about iPhone development from the perspective of a web designer, and his experience so far in the local iPhone development community, including attending the last BarCamp.
Grades launched Monday and is available now for $.99 in Apple’s App Store. On its first day it climbed into the top 100 education apps, and has received all but universally glowing reviews. TapTapTap, a notable iPhone development house, posted a particularly supportive review of the app on their blog.
Want a quick preview of the app’s functionality? Here’s about three minutes of tinkering compressed into a quick 30 seconds:
We have a few promo codes to give out if you’d like give this app a shot for yourself. Leave a comment below if you’d like one of them.
Grades is currently being featured on the front page of Apple’s App Store.