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



Posted by Leticia Lago, Developer Advertising

Final summer season #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 12 months we visited India sharing tales from throughout the nation. Right now, we’re persevering with our tour internationally with our subsequent cease: Europe. From an app rising independence for the aged to a recreation for youngsters with neurodevelopmental problems, meet the founders of 126 apps and video games firms 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 dwelling, managing her care felt overwhelming so he used his expertise from working in tech to create his app. It’s geared toward aged individuals – they’ll use it to guide taxis, days out, order meals, schedule appointments and message buddies. Household and nursing employees can even keep up to date with their plans and actions, to allow them to present higher help. His goal is to offer aged individuals independence, and Geert hopes Cubigo will change into a worldwide 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 problems

Subsequent up are buddies and co-founders Zafer and Sercan from Turkey, who co-founded gaming firm Otsimo. As a teen, Zafer bought inspiration to create cellular instruments for youths with studying difficulties by seeing his autistic brother take pleasure in enjoying on his telephone. Quick ahead to his faculty years, Zafer and his course mate Sercan made a collection of apps geared toward youngsters with delayed speech and developmental problems. The primary, created alongside particular wants specialists, was Otsimo | Particular Training which could be tailor-made to the person’s necessities. Their apps use voice recognition and machine studying to assist youngsters enhance their speech, cognitive and social expertise, with rewards and stickers to maintain it enjoyable. The Otsimo crew have simply launched a totally customizable Augmentative and Different 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 dwelling administration and cleansing simpler for everybody

Final however not least, we’ve got Maxence and Oxana from France, co-founders of Appsent. Maxence and Oxana struggled to maintain their home clear after they have been each working from dwelling. Sweepy is their answer – it’s a sensible dwelling 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 houses. They’re now creating a factors and rewards characteristic, to attempt to encourage youngsters to get entangled within the home tasks too. Learn extra tales from France.

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