Growthy is an iPhone app that can be used by parents for easily tracking the development of their children. It maintains a record of measurements and observations which compared with the reference data published by the WHO provides insight about their growth.This reference data includes BMI, height, weight and head circumference, as well as the windows of achievements for the six main motor milestones —sitting without support, standing with support, hands&knees crawling, walking with support, standing without support and walking without support. Recently, I’ve released a new version of this app which is a complete overhaul and redesign of the previous one, and that has been featured in Cult of Mac (thanks Charlie!). This new version puts a lot of attention in two main aims.
Versa was developed during the course 2010-11 as the main educational project for my K-12 students. It was a basic semantic social web application builded from the ground up that illustrated key areas of my ICT II class curricula. Different technologies were selected for this project according to criteria of availability, easy of use, affordable learning curve and the strong appreciation for innovation I always try to transmit to my students. The following is a review of these technologies.