TravelQuest aims to relieve stress with interactive storytelling
A Kode With Klossy Scholar team uses tech to tackle these unprecedented times
In precarious times like the ones we are dealing with right now, it’s important to recognize that everyone is feeling the repercussions. While COVID-19 impacted corporations, schools, and retailers at scale, it also impacted young children around the world who are adjusting to their new normal. In an effort to engage this community, and provide an outlet to relieve stress and anxiety for those that fall into this category, the TravelQuest team developed an app that blends gamification with educational entertainment to boost the emotional states for all its users.
The TravelQuest team is comprised of Kode With Klossy scholars, Maya, Megan, Shoshana, and Allison. Kode With Klossy is an inspiring organization for girls aged 13–18, and an active supporter of Call for Code, that affords scholars the opportunity to attend free, two-week code camps where they learn about the fundamentals of either Web or Mobile App Development. As part of this experience, teams are tasked with leveraging their learnings to develop a final project.
Amidst these unprecedented and abnormal times, the team decided to make an app to help people relieve stress through a fun game. Maya, Megan, Shoshana, and Allison developed TravelQuest, a source of entertainment for children via an adventure app. The team mentions that the app engages an audience often missed by mainstream apps (children 6–17 years of age), and helps them escape from the craziness of life. The TravelQuest app strives to improve the mood of anyone who plays the game through appealing visuals and easy to follow, real-life storyboards. Check out the video below:
By leveraging XCode, Swift, and Github functionalities, the TravelQuest team with a passion for STEM, leaned in on the encouraging Kode With Klossy organization and each other to bring their idea to life. Looking ahead, the team hopes to add many more stories to the app so people could go on any kind of adventure they choose. They also intend to include educational stories in the app, while making it accessible for people of any background to join in on the fun.
Team TravelQuest is a prime example of using tech for good, building a platform specific to helping special communities in need. Feeling inspired to do your part? Check out the available Call for Code open source projects and get involved!
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