WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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devices running Android software are free. "I uploaded my apps on the Google Play store because I thought, 'If this helped me, this could prob- ably help other people too.' " Lee's app output includes one program called Self-Kept Debt, for tracking your own IOUs as well as money you owe to others, and another for gamers called League of Legends Sales. It can take days to months to create apps, depending upon how complex they are, says Lee, who does most of his coding during school breaks. Whether or not Lee winds up with an apps-related job upon gradu- ating remains to be seen, but it's clear such opportunities are on the rise. Tech advocacy group TechNet found in a 2012 study that the App Economy resulted in some 466,000 jobs that year, up from zero in 2007, the year that the iPhone made its debut. Shuttersong's Agush says it doesn't surprise him that the MetroWest area is producing more app makers, and he predicts it will only become more common as young developers move out of Boston and Cambridge to start families in the 'burbs. "I joked with one reporter during Shuttersong's launch about the Wellesley Innovation District, which of course doesn't really exist," Agush says. "But in the future, why not?" 92 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 THE BELLY APP Belly dance your way to a fitter you. http://www.thebellyapp.com/ JELLY Twitter co-founder and Wellesley High grad Biz Stone strikes again with this social Q&A app. http://jelly.co/ WELL-KEPT DEBT Keep track of what you owe people, and what they owe you. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=redleef.debttrack.ver1 MOTIV Free iOS app that lets you create short videos from Google Maps. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/motiv-street-view-video-maker/id790984198?mt=8 A selection of apps from developers with Wellesley or Weston roots Developed by Jen Looper Developed by Biz Stone Developed by Frederick Lee Developed by Nicholas Peretti (Wellesley High School) Incubating the next Instagram

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