FundedApps launches first publicly-sourced app - Share My ABCs

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

December 14, 2011 | 2 min read

FundedApps, the website which invites consumers to submit their own ideas for apps in exchange for backing from investors, has brought its first publicly-sourced app to the market.

Share My ABCs allows users to trace letters, shapes and messages before sharing them electronically via email, Facebook or Twitter.

The idea was submitted by father of two Sean Connolly, who came up with it while teaching his daughter to write in hospital after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and could not attend nursery.

After an extensive development programme and an investment from FundedApps of £30,000 to date, Share My ABCs is now available to download from the Apple App Store as an iPad app. Connolly will go on to earn 25 per cent of all profits from the app’s downloads.

Jamie Lyons, co-founder of FundedApps, said: “Our aim is to build profitable products for people who have brilliant ideas but don’t have access to the resources to make them happen. Since launching in February this year, we’ve received thousands of app ideas from across the world, however, Sean’s idea really stood out as an idea we could bring to market.

“As this was the first publicly-sourced app idea we’ve brought to life, the project has been completely bespoke – we’ve taken our time to ensure that every detail of Share My ABCs is perfect. Through Sean’s original idea, we’ve created a completely new educational environment for children to immerse themselves in. We believe the ability to share hand-written messages with loved ones will elevate a child’s learning to the next level.”

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