My (Your) History Buddy!

Last year, I made my first app. It’s called MyHistoryBuddy. I wanted to name it Hip Historical Hotspots, but my dad told me that my name sounded like a bad disco song, so I went with MyHistoryBuddy instead: 

At first glance, MyHistoryBuddy looks like a map. However, it is far more than that. It is a Super Map. A map to overshadow all maps. It’s a map that determines your location, then puts big red markers on every historical landmark within a certain radius*. And if you click on one of the aforementioned big red markers, a little pin-slash-speech-bubble pops up, with the name of the historical landmark, as well as its Wikipedia page and an automatic Google search.

History + technology cannot get cooler than this. It just can’t. 

Except, that is, for my new app, which creates – drumroll please – short MOVIES on every Civil War battle, complete with little sparkly flags and lots of cursive. It’s as yet unnamed, and about 40% of the way done. I’m hoping to release it very soon – preferably sometime during the summer!


*This value is confidential. If I told you, I’d have to steal Harry Potter’s wand and perform an “Obliviate” spell on you immediately afterward.

…just kidding, I forgot it, and if I wanted to write it down I’d have to dig through all my old code, which I don’t feel like doing at the moment.