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#WeArePlay | Meet the individuals creating apps and video games in Europe — Google for Builders Weblog

Posted by Leticia Lago, Developer Advertising

Final summer time #WeArePlay went on a digital tour of the U.S. to highlight the tales of app and recreation founders from each state, and earlier this yr we visited India sharing tales from throughout the nation. Right this moment, we’re persevering with our tour internationally with our subsequent cease: Europe. From an app growing independence for the aged to a recreation for youngsters with neurodevelopmental issues, meet the founders of 126 apps and video games corporations constructing rising companies on Google Play.

Let’s take a fast highway journey throughout the area, with tales of founders that have been impressed to create their firm to assist others round them.

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Geert, cofounder of Cubigo

Growing independence for aged individuals

First up is Geert from Belgium, who’s the founding father of Cubigo. When Geert’s grandmother moved right into a nursing house, managing her care felt overwhelming so he used his expertise from working in tech to create his app. It’s aimed toward aged individuals – they’ll use it to guide taxis, days out, order meals, schedule appointments and message mates. Household and nursing workers also can keep up to date with their plans and actions, to allow them to present higher help. His goal is to provide aged individuals independence, and Geert hopes Cubigo will grow to be a world participant in senior care. Learn extra tales from Belgium.

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Zafer and Sercan, co-founders of Otsimo

Video games designed for youngsters with neurodevelopmental issues

Subsequent up are mates and co-founders Zafer and Sercan from Turkey, who co-founded gaming firm Otsimo. As a teen, Zafer received inspiration to create cellular instruments for teenagers with studying difficulties by seeing his autistic brother get pleasure from taking part in on his cellphone. Quick ahead to his faculty years, Zafer and his course mate Sercan made a sequence of apps aimed toward kids with delayed speech and developmental issues. The primary, created alongside particular wants specialists, was Otsimo | Particular Training which may be tailor-made to the person’s necessities. Their apps use voice recognition and machine studying to assist kids enhance their speech, cognitive and social expertise, with rewards and stickers to maintain it enjoyable. The Otsimo crew have simply launched a completely customizable Augmentative and Various Communication (AAC) app for non-verbal individuals of all ages. Learn extra tales from Turkey.

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Maxence and Oxana, co-founders of Appsent

Making house administration and cleansing simpler for everybody

Final however not least, now we have Maxence and Oxana from France, co-founders of Appsent. Maxence and Oxana struggled to maintain their home clear once they have been each working from house. Sweepy is their answer – it’s a sensible house cleansing schedule that assigns family duties on explicit days and for explicit individuals. The couple are actually proud that their app has been downloaded by plenty of individuals with autism and ADHD, who inform them that it helps them to handle their properties. They’re now creating a factors and rewards characteristic, to attempt to encourage kids to get entangled within the house responsibilities too. Learn extra tales from France.

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