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After hearing stories about police brutality and abuse, especially what is happening in Ferguson, MO, three teen siblings developed an app that allows citizens to rate and review law enforcement in their community.
High school students and siblings Caleb Christian (Freshman), Ima Christian (Senior), and Asha Christian (Sophomore) founded their mobile app development company called Pinetart Inc. after being exposed to the MIT’s k12 Scratch and App Inventor programs at a young age.
Through the company, they developed the app Five-O. The app allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer. They are able to rate said officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of the encounter. Citizens are able to input their race and age as well as the county.
- The app is now available for iPhones and Androids.
- Five-0 also has community boards for different counties so that users can communicate and plan responses to any difficulties with local police.
- These teens are working on two other apps, Froshly & Coily
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