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Can anyone create an app? This blog explores how apps are created
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Fragile Earth App Shows the Effect We're Having on the World

Fragile Earth App Shows the Effect We're Having on the World | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it
Fragile Earth shows dramatic before and after scenes of areas in the world that have changed over time due to the environment.
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Designing a Mobile App? Don't Make These 10 Mistakes

Designing a Mobile App? Don't Make These 10 Mistakes | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it
Developing a solid mobile app requires discipline and practicality. These mobile design "don’ts" will help you avoid some messy obstacles.
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Growing Up Gamers: The Positive Benefits of Gaming With Kids

Growing Up Gamers: The Positive Benefits of Gaming With Kids | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it

These were written with interactive social games such as board games, card games, and role playing in mind, but many of these concepts apply to digital games as well, especially when families play them together....

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Code Hero teaches programming through gaming

Code Hero teaches programming through gaming | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it

"Code Hero is a game that teaches you how to make games from inside the games themselves. It is a first-person shooter that teaches you how to shoot code with a code gun. You point at objects that contain code and copy their code into the gun to load it."

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How to Enjoy Leonardo. Volume 1

How to Enjoy Leonardo. Volume 1 | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it
The first in a series of three apps exploring the basic tenants of the artist genius of Leonardo da Vinci...
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MoMA | Inviting Consultants to the Design Table - extended to geeks?

MoMA | Inviting Consultants to the Design Table - extended to geeks? | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it
MoMA | Inviting Consultants to the Design Table...

This should be the first step in designing apps having technology developers at the table during discussions of this nature... 

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Have an Idea for a Mobile App? Here is What 2011 Taught us About Making it Happen | The inneractive Blog

Have an Idea for a Mobile App? Here is What 2011 Taught us About Making it Happen | The inneractive Blog | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it
By: Hillel Fuld The holidays are behind us and the new year is around the corner. What that means in the world of tech and mobile is a variety of things.
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Create your own Mobile Apps and Games

Create your own Mobile Apps and Games | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it
Learn How To Create iPhone Apps and Mobile Games With No Programming skills?
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Absolutely amazing: 6th grade iPhone app developer speaks at TEDx

Absolutely amazing: 6th grade iPhone app developer speaks at TEDx | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it

“A lot of kids these days like to play games, but now they want to make them,” he says. “And it’s difficult because not many kids know where to go find out how to make a program…And not many parents have written apps.”

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Gamechangers: 5 Social Entrepreneurs with Big Ideas

Gamechangers: 5 Social Entrepreneurs with Big Ideas | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it

The future of business lies in enterprise apps that service the social aspect of being human... Betterness is the word. The book: 

 Betterness: Economics for Humans

http://hbr.org/product/betterness-economics-for-humans/an/11135-PDF-ENG

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25 Tutorials for Learning Character Design | Vandelay Design Blog

25 Tutorials for Learning Character Design | Vandelay Design Blog | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it

If you would like to be able to design awesome characters that could be as mascots or in illustrations, this post is for you. ( or your new social media game app) here are a lot of excellent tutorials out there that show how to design characters...

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AdaFruit by ladyada, Limor - OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE

AdaFruit by ladyada, Limor  - OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it

Great interview with founder of ADAFRUIT, Limor on CBC Spark this week. check it

out! http://bit.ly/x5Mtyf 


Open Source Hardware for the DIY Maker

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Here Be Dragons: Google Earth As Omniscient Atlas

Here Be Dragons: Google Earth As Omniscient Atlas | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it

On the surface, Google Earth is far from a medieval abstraction aided by a few self-fulfilling photographs....

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Two Of New York's Hottest Entrepreneurs Explain Why Doing Social Good Is Actually Great For Your Business

Two Of New York's Hottest Entrepreneurs Explain Why Doing Social Good Is Actually Great For Your Business | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it
Be excellent to each other....
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What are Africa's "Killer Apps"? | Endless Innovation | Big Think

NOTE: This video is due to buggy code embed and is NOT apart of this blog post! click on link above to read it.


"Another “killer app” might be Africa’s embrace of post-consumption economics, where items are reused and recycled in a myriad of new ways. The classic example is the popular akala sandal, made from recycled motor vehicle tires." 

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So - you want to Teach your Kids Computer Programming?

So - you want to Teach your Kids Computer Programming? | Designing Apps for Social Good | Scoop.it
Parents all know their kids need as many computer skills as possible. But they don't always know where to start.
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