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."