Developer and educator Joe Smith is hoping to raise $100,000 for his nonprofit Children’s Resource Center of America, and the first half of the money will go towards the development of an app for a digital camera that he is developing.
The app will be for use by parents and teachers to provide visual cues of what’s happening in their child’s classroom.
“I have seen firsthand the impact digital cameras have on our students and we are now seeing it happening in our own community,” said Smith.
“My goal is to make it as easy as possible for parents to have a camera in their home, and to allow teachers to use the device as a teaching tool and guide to help their students.”
The fund will help to make the app’s coding, graphic design, and content production easier.
If the money reaches its goal, Smith said, he will hire additional staff to help him refine the app and ensure it is suitable for use in classroom settings.
The app’s release date is August 2, and Smith said that, if all goes according to plan, the app will soon be available for the iPhone and Android.
For more on the Children’s Resources Center, visit their website.