Photo: Jorge Izquierdo, Designer of uRlate
Jorge Izquierdo, is a 14 year-old Spanish kid who was tired of being disciplined at school for being late, so he created an app to prove it wasn’t his fault!
“I was going to be late to class because we were in a traffic jam,” says the boy about how he got the idea for his first app; Jorge just wanted to prove he wasn’t tardy because he overslept, but because his father was stuck in traffic. “I am late for class, but I’m not driving; yet the teacher’s reprimand is for me.”
Jorge had the idea last September; so he borrowed a Mac computer from one of his parents friends and started to get up early to read manuals, consult forums and learn the programming skills he needed to design his first app.
URlate, takes a picture of the student’s predicament, and includes (embedded on the photo) the time stamp and coordinates of the user, allowing to text or email the picture, or store it for in-iPhone future proof.
“When the app was completed and I was ready to publish it, it turned out that I couldn’t, as I am underage and didn’t have a credit card, as required.”
Jorge’s parents cosigned for his first VISA card, which he used to publish his app in the app store, and hasn’t seen again since.