Athletics shifts to mobile

Athletics shifts to mobile

The Harvard-Westlake athletics department released a new HW Athletics App which will allow members of the community to track their favorite Wolverine players and teams. “What we’re finding is that in order to engage with our community, we have to understand trends,” Athletic Director Jason Kelly said. “People don’t go to websites anymore and some […]

Students make app for censored teens to express thoughts, stories

Huddled around their computer, Ari Sokolov ’19 and Izzy Reiff ’18 smiled at each other and clicked the mouse, officially launching the beta for the Trill Project, a safe, anonymous network for LGBTQ teens living in socially repressed countries. “We were amazed at the instant response from the LGBTQ community we received,” Sokolov said. “[Before […]

Alumnus creates Kickstarter’s most funded app

Breaking the Kickstarter record of most funded apps of all time on Tuesday, Gabe Wyner ’01 raised over $340,000 to fund his new language learning app “Fluent Forever.” The app, based on a book that he wrote in 2014, approaches language learning differently from other apps in terms of what and how the user learns, […]

Alum launches social media app

Noah Pompan ’14 recently launched BOOM, a social media platform designed to provide college students information about events on or near their campuses. BOOM delivers news to students about local business promotions, parties, lectures and other events that occur on college campuses. The app is location-based and uses a geofence to limit the content to […]

Chronicle releases new iPhone app

Chronicle releases new iPhone app

The Chronicle released its new iPhone app this week. Clinton Grusd ’95, who founded the technology company Wermz, offered to develop the app. Wermz is a technology platform that develops news apps quickly and cheaply. “We didn’t want to take away from the paper, but wanted to enhance it,” Grusd said. “We plugged the site […]

Student releases HW Lost and Found app

Student releases HW Lost and Found app

Brandon Lim ’16 released a new app called HW Lost and Found on Sept. 24 to create an efficient way for students to report lost items and have them returned. “I came up with the idea last year when I lost a bunch of things in a one-week span,” Lim said. “I thought, ‘Something needs […]

Student leaves to develop app

Daniel Singer ’17 left school in September to take a gap year to work on his new social networking app Bond, which will be released in the app store in October. “Bond connects you to the people you should know,” Singer said. “If you’re at a bar, club, musical festival or party, and you’re being […]