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Paly students to compete in app showcase

Published April 26, 2014

Students from Palo Alto High School are going to take part in the Applications Challenge Showcase finals tomorrow at the Palo Alto Arts Center. Photo by Julianna Heron.

Students from Palo Alto High School are going to take part in the Applications Challenge Showcase finals tomorrow at the Palo Alto Arts Center. Photo by Julianna Heron.

Students from Palo Alto High School are participating in the Applications Challenge Showcase finals with the ClickPA Mobile app. The showcase will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Palo Alto Art Center.

ClickPA Mobile is an app where teenagers can pull up events and activities to do around the city, according to app team member  junior Fabian Garduño.

“We [the ClickPA team] put all the events and opportunities in Palo Alto for teens in one easy, one-stop place,” Garduño said. “We basically funnel all teen events in the area.”

The Paly students who are a part of making the app are juniors Charlie Mihran, Ryan Huang, Fabian Garduño, Bryan Wong and Charles Yu. There are also some students from Gunn High School who are a part of the ClickPA Mobile team.

ClickPA Mobile is in the finals against nine other applications. The other applications in the competition vary in function from showing people where the nearest parking space is to helping dog owners communicate about dog-related activities. While the team is up against some competition, it is hoping to do well in the Showcase, according to Garduño.

“I think we have a very good chance of winning, but I’m not getting my hopes up too high,” Garduño said.

The ClickPA Mobile team has been working on the application for a couple of months, but the idea originally came from the group’s website.

To learn more about the ClickPA Mobile team, click here.


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