Robbie previously shared the story of Leo Grand, a.k.a. the Homeless Coder. In August of this year, Patrick McConlogue gave Leo a choice — $100 now or the opportunity to learn to code. Leo chose learning to code and has been working hard ever since.
Recently Leo released his first app – Trees for Cars – which is a mobile application that helps users carpool to their destinations. It works by having the driver choose a carpool pickup point; the app will then suggest riders who are in the area. Once invitations are accepted by both parties the driver can pick up the rider, and the rider will be able to track the amount of CO2 emissions eliminated by carpooling. The entire app was built by Grand with only 16 weeks in coding lessons, and all of the proceeds of the app will go to Grand, who plans to continue his programming education.
The app is available for both the iPhone and Android phones. You can sign up for updates here.