Sydney based Steve Brodie normally spends his days commercialising scientific research and inventions from professors and researchers but has spent his spare time this year working up a great educational project and has just launched a campaign on Kickstarter.com to help fund the completion of his new app Fabulas.
Fabulas is an interactive story telling app for encouraging creativity in children and allows kids and adults to collaboratively build stories where they get to decide the storyline with billions of possible combinations.
Bodie who is the Open Innovation Manager at University of NSW along with fellow UNSW IT staffer Anatoli Kovalev previously launched an app called Thinking Thingambob which helps users with creativity and brainstorming which had modest success on the Apple App Store. They have created the concept for Fabulas based on the user feedback they received from their first app.
I know my kids would have loved this when they were little so assuming Kickstarter has the right audience hopefully they will make their goal of raising £36,000.
It’s also great to see University Commercialisation staff getting out and building something of their own. Good luck guys.