Mohler named winner of Mobile for Global Good competitionSeptember 7, 2011
Dr. Chad Mohler, Professor of Philosophy and Religion and developer of the iPhone app TruTouch, was recently named winner of the “Mobile for Global Good” programming competition sponsored by Big Nerd Ranch. Big Nerd Ranch (http://www.bignerdranch.com) is one of the premiere companies in the world for offering training programs in Mac and iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch) software development.
The Mobile for Global Good competition solicited ideas for an iOS app that would facilitate the work of some charitable organization. Mohler’s award-winning submission proposed an app that serves as a portal to JustGive, an organization that, through its database of nearly 1.8 million charities, seeks to connect donors with the charities the donors would like to support.
Says Mohler of his proposal, “Insofar as a JustGive iOS app would help users to find charities they’d like to donate to and then donate to those charities in just a matter of a few taps, such an app would go a long way toward increasing the convenience of charitable giving.”
As a result of winning the competition, Mohler received an all-expense-paid weeklong trip to the Big Nerd Ranch (in Atlanta, GA) for training in iOS programming. That training will be followed by a week of one-on-one mentoring at Big Nerd Ranch to facilitate the creation of the JustGive app.
The skills Mohler acquired at Big Nerd Ranch will also help him to continue to make improvements in TruTouch, the Truman iOS app he developed to give iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch users convenient, one-click access to various sorts of information about Truman State University. More information about TruTouch can be found at Mohler’s software development website, http://www.appsolutelyfun.com.