Thursday, March 22, 2012

Apps for Income

Earlier this month we announced our Apps for Income campaign which is providing 20,000 free Real Studio Personal licenses to unemployed workers worldwide. According to a recent report released by technology trade group TechNet, app development in the United States has created 466,000 jobs since 2007. Programs like Code for America are already empowering citizens through software development; check out Code from America founder Jennifer Pahlka's keynote at SXSW this year.

As so many of you already know, Real Studio allows people with little or no software development expertise to easily create a wide range of applications that have proven to be primary or supplemental income sources. “With the global economy remaining sluggish, we feel that offering Real Studio for free is a great way to give people struggling to find work the chance to create their own opportunities,” said Geoff Perlman.

We've been very encouraged by the enthusiastic response to Apps for Income so far, receiving requests from people throughout the United States and around the world. If you are reading this and know someone who could benefit from our program please pass it on. As Jennifer Pahlka put it, "It's not so much just about technology. It's about people."


Jason said...

I think this is such a great idea!

My girlfriend is a caseworker in Trenton, NJ, and I gave her all the information for this campaign. Hopefully she'll be able to help some folks get connected with a free license to start developing a trade!

I understand it works to Real Software's advantage to build the customer base, but I think it's a solid entrepreneurial idea. I hope our business is blessed in turn for helping some people get back on their feet. :)

Jason said...

Hahah! I meant to say YOUR business. Not "our business".

Alyssa said...

@Jason, Thanks, please feel free to give out our email if she has any questions.

Jason said...

I will! Thank you!

rlitchfield said...

Great about those in Canada?

Slightly off topic...but can you start to add the ability to link your articles to LinkedIn?


Alyssa said...

@rlitchfield Apps for Income is available for unemployed people worldwide...including Canada!