As part of its expansion, One Laptop Per Child, has selected MyCityWay, a mobile tech company that produces personalized mobile apps to guide peopleâ€™s experiences around cities, as a core technology partner. MyCityWay will develop a platform and apps that combine MyCityWayâ€™s signature high-tech location-aware services with a compelling interactive family-oriented education experience that helps young students explore their dream profession in context with their city and surroundings.
This partnership marks one of One Laptop Per Childâ€™s first major efforts to develop education content and other programs for American students across the US and then worldwide in OLPC deployments, beginning next year.Â MyCityWayÂ will deliver a location-aware educational experience on Android-based devices offering multi-dimensional content on the themes of exploration and discovery related to a studentâ€™s environs.
â€œWe see this opportunity opening up the world in new ways for young Americans,â€ said Sonpreet Bhatia, co-founder of MyCityWay. â€œThis project utilizes our location content and personalization capabilities for educational purposes, which we believe will make a significant difference in the lives of the next generation of Americans.â€
This is a significant U.S. initiative for One Laptop Per Child whose mission is to empower the worldâ€™s underserved children through education.Â The organizationâ€™s aim is to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected device.
â€œMyCityWayâ€™s platform and apps offer new ideas and possibilities for American students,â€ said Rodrigo Arboleda, CEO, One Laptop Per Child. â€œWe see this partnership allowing us to spark larger conversations with students and their families about the future, and realize that there is not just one path to achieving a goal.â€
Founded in 2009, MyCityWay, based in New York City, is a mobile tech company that produces self-learning, personalized mobile interfaces and apps to guide people around cities.Â Today, the companyâ€™s apps service has grown significantly connecting with consumers in more than 85 cities around the world. MyCityWayâ€™s platform delivers unique mobile apps and targeted engagement for major brands in media, travel & hospitality, and events.Â For more information visit our website