Hello, world! I am Ajay Gandecha, a high school junior in North Carolina, and I am the creator of Geogsmart.
From a young age, I have always been fascinated by the code behind mobile apps, and throughout middle school, I taught myself how to code so I could create my very own apps.
According to the United States Government Accountability Office, only 27% of 8th graders were proficient in geography in 2014, and 73% of students were below proficient.
Part of the reason that the majority of 8th graders are below proficient in geography skills is because it is not a major part of the social studies curriculum, and it seems boring to many people. I concluded that people did not want to learn about geography because there was no fun and engaging way to do it.
Geogsmart aims to make learning and practicing geography skills more fun, rewarding, and engaging with XP and mastery, a store to buy new app icons, leaderboards to conquer, and badges to collect!
I hope to inspire other young people in learning how to code to solve everyday problems in our world, and I will be sharing my journey with Geogsmart on the Geogsmart developer blog. Check it out, and thank you for downloading Geogsmart!