AppsCo executive leaders will be traveling to Washington DC April 12th to the 14th to present their Riverfront Museum app to congress. The app allows museum goers to view information about the exhibits, purchase tickets and it provides enhanced tours of the exhibits in the museum.
“We have the students learn about business by working with real world businesses and clients,” said Brian Michael, Vice President and COO of AppsCo. “Every semester we pick a company to be the client of AppsCo and this time it happened to be the Peoria Riverfront Museum.”
The students began working on creating the app for the museum when they were confronted with an opportunity of a life time, the congressional app challenge. The challenge is an annual contest hosted by congress to encourage high school students to build phone apps and learn programming. The students decided to enter their app into the contest and ended up placing first in the 18th district of Illinois. They were rewarded by being asked to fly to congress and present their idea in front of the DC congressmen.
“Its been amazing for the students and amazing for us,” Michael added. “To see what we are doing actually have these great results in such a short period of time. The students have won national awards, they get to go to Washington DC. AppsCo is preparing them for the future after school.”
The students are hoping to quickly fundraise $5,800 in order to make the trip. They ask anyone who can to donate and help them achieve this goal. Any donations can be made to www.appsco.org.