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Local College Offers Students A Place To Design & Create Mobile Apps

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By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–Drexel has cut the ribbon on a space for students to design and create a hot commodity: mobile apps.

You don’t have to be a programming whiz to make it in Drexel’s App Lab, says Professor Youngmoo Kim.

“We like to think of it sort of as an app clubhouse where people with interest and ideas can come together and meet up with people who do have those programming and development skills.”

Kim, who directs the university’s ExCITe Center, says the lab is their answer to all the students from a range of disciplines who want to get in on the app economy.

“They all own smartphones, of course, and with that comes this level of higher expectation — what they can do, what they can accomplish.”

The App Lab, administered by the Pennoni Honors College, is in the University City Science Center at 34th and Market and was set up with a grant from Bentley Systems. It offers tutorials for beginners, and a coding library and computers to get the job done.

“So if you can have an idea, implement it in an app, and use it as a platform for affecting broader change.”

For more information, visit: http://drexel.edu/excite/initiatives/applab

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