Related Articles • • • • A new iPhone app built by Gunn High School senior Anand Chandra banks on teens who want to do chores. Chorely, which Chandra describes as a “community-based chore app,” connects residents who need chores done with youths looking for odd jobs. After working on Chorely all summer, Chandra launched the free app on Aug. 16, just in time for the new school year. Get tech news in your inbox weekday mornings. For the free Good Morning Silicon Valley newsletter.
• you can use El Capitan (iMail, or whatever it’s called) to sync cal, contacts and email. 2 DOES NOT work in microsoft OUTLOOK 2016 for Mac - NOR any earlier Version of Outlook for MAC. Just a note to people that want Calendar and contacts to sync within their email program (which is what I through everyone wanted within an email program, but apparently it’s not all that common across devices or email clients) MAIB (and most stuff using CalDav CardDav Z-push ActiveSync or any derivitive of the term Exchange, Sync, EAS, EWS, etc: • works in Microsoft Outlook 2016 on a PC (gets glitchy over 1000 messages in one mailbox).
Picniic is your family’s all-in-one, let’s-get-our-shit-together chores app. You can access shared calendars, grocery lists, to-do lists, meal planners, insurance info, emergency contacts, events, and family members’ current GPS locations all in one place. Grade school girls’ ‘Super World’ app aims to solve world problems A new iPhone app built by Gunn High School senior Anand Chandra banks on teens who want to do chores.
“It’s harder during the school year for people to commit to a part-time or full-time job, so if people want money they need to be more resourceful and Chorely can really help with that,” Chandra said. Chandra, 17, said residents can post tasks they need help with such as washing a car or mowing a lawn. Youths looking for such gigs can then see chores within 10 miles of their location. The payment amount and the rough location of the chore also will be posted.
Chandra had users’ safety in mind when he built in a system for users to post bios and ratings. The idea came to Chandra earlier this year when a family friend suggested teens get together in groups to market themselves for chores. When looking for work as a teen, word-of-mouth can only get someone so far, Chandra said, adding that the app helps those who need work but don’t have a professional network. Chandra thought to model Chorely after an existing app, Fiverr, an online marketplace of sorts for freelance services. Before Chandra could build the app, he had to learn Swift, which is Apple’s programming language for iOS apps. “Even though the app may look like a relatively simple app, the process to get there was anything but linear,” Chandra said.
Chandra learned most of what he needed to know through free computer science lectures that Stanford University posted online — specifically, the CS193P iPhone Application Development course. “I watched all of the lectures, did all the reading and did all the homework as if I was taking the class,” Chandra said. “Afterward I just followed what the professor said.” The process was challenging and took longer than Chandra expected.
He thought he would build the app by mid-July and then aimed for Aug. 1, ramping up to get things done by the end of summer break. Like the Palo Alto Daily News for neighborhood news and conversation from Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City and beyond. The project occupied his waking hours. He asked friends and relatives for feedback. Chandra knew he needed the app to also look good and have a good feel. He paid Jeffrey Yao, also a senior at Gunn, to design the logo and more.
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