Youth Radio's Mobile Action Lab

Youth Radio's Mobile Action Lab Where young people partner with pro developers and entrepreneurs to propose, develop, and market apps that serve community needs

Youth Radio's Mobile Action Lab's cover photo
02/26/2013

Youth Radio's Mobile Action Lab's cover photo

11/20/2012

Thanks for all the likes, but please continue to follow our work as we post on the Youth Radio page.

Presenting about Forage City tonight! At S.O.S Juice!
10/26/2012

Presenting about Forage City tonight! At S.O.S Juice!

App Inventor Workshop Day 4: Building an app about Oakland!  Where is your favorite place in Oakland?
08/24/2012

App Inventor Workshop Day 4: Building an app about Oakland! Where is your favorite place in Oakland?

The app lab team responds to Forage City feedback, iterating to return to the heart of the app. Have you tried ForageCit...
08/17/2012

The app lab team responds to Forage City feedback, iterating to return to the heart of the app. Have you tried ForageCity.com yet?

People are sharing apps in downtown Oakland TODAY! Check out www.foragecity.com to try one of these yummy tiny green app...
08/14/2012

People are sharing apps in downtown Oakland TODAY! Check out www.foragecity.com to try one of these yummy tiny green apples.

Want to share FREE produce with your community? Meet the us TODAY at the North Oakland Farmer's Market to test out Forag...
08/14/2012
North Oakland Children’s Hospital | Phat Beets Produce

Want to share FREE produce with your community? Meet the us TODAY at the North Oakland Farmer's Market to test out Forage City (www.foragecity.com)

http://www.phatbeetsproduce.org/farmers-markets/north-oakland-children%E2%80%99s-hospital/

Prices are affordable and the market features freshly prepared healthy food samples every other week, presented by People’s Grocery. $2 “Beet Buck” vouchers are made available to patients of the Children’s Hospital Healthy Hearts Clinic.

ForageCity.com Beta Launch, go try it out!
08/07/2012

ForageCity.com Beta Launch, go try it out!

ForageCity.com Beta Launch, go try it out!

07/11/2012

Tell your friends about Youth Radio's Mobile Action Lab. We have two apps coming out this year and one will be going live this month!

06/05/2012

So excited for our Speaker Series today! Mozilla's Popcorn Maker will be giving us a hands on demo and talking with us about open source!

04/11/2012

Hey friends of Youth Radio's Mobile Action Lab. In case any of you are looking for us on Youthradio.org, we wanted to give you a heads-up that we're giving that site a little brush-up. It'll be back soon! Meantime, head over to Youth Radio's Turnstylenews.com.

Interesting Article on Instagram and Facebook
04/09/2012
Instagram Acquired By Facebook For $1 Billion

Interesting Article on Instagram and Facebook

Facebook announced in a blog post that it is buying photo-sharing service Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Timeline, "For years, we've focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family.

03/02/2012

Serious talk today about digital afterlife,and the difference between personal and professional online space

02/25/2012

What did we do this February? A whole lot of Forage City.
We learned photoshop and create several different logos for Forage City. Maybe you will help us decide which to use?
Finished the Forage City Video and started building some great relationships with other Organizations.
And so much more...

01/31/2012

The graphics for Forage City were designed here at Youth Radio. We want our youth to be able to design graphics for our next line up of apps and marketing tools. So today we are starting our week long Photoshop workshop. We will make sure to show you photos of our process, and what create!

01/07/2012

And we are back! Hello 2012! This year we will launch at least two more market bound apps.

Forage City Community Building Strategy
09/23/2011

Forage City Community Building Strategy

09/12/2011

Just finished presenting at The Grantmakers for Children Youth and Families, on how app development is related to health and social chance. Check them out at www.gcyf.org

learning Google App Inventor and gearing up for our next workshop
07/13/2011

learning Google App Inventor and gearing up for our next workshop

06/15/2011
ForageCity

Working on our Forage City App! Getting close to Beta!

Developer Workshop
04/18/2011

Developer Workshop

Sifteo Visit
04/18/2011

Sifteo Visit

A sneak peek at the apps
04/13/2011
The Apps | Mobile App Lab

A sneak peek at the apps

The design process is well underway on four apps, each with its own production team, timeline, budget, scale, and success measure.

RT @beyondbroadcast: RT @mediajustice: New Digital Divide: http://bit.ly/hSvn5s "It’s tough to fill out a job applicatio...
01/31/2011
The New Digital Divide

RT @beyondbroadcast: RT @mediajustice: New Digital Divide: http://bit.ly/hSvn5s "It’s tough to fill out a job application on a cellphone"

Many of us have been closely tracking the evolving “digital divide” in our communities. For the first few decades of the digital revolution we knew that many of our folks lacked access to the basic tools of the internet age — placing them on the wrong side of the “digital divide.” Then things began

"Reading coding blocks was like scanning a paragraph for errors and incompatibilities"-more from youth app makers: http:...
01/19/2011
Balancing Acts Making Apps | HASTAC

"Reading coding blocks was like scanning a paragraph for errors and incompatibilities"-more from youth app makers: http://bit.ly/ehSkjp

"Around the holidays, a friend brought his six-year-old niece into an electronics store filled with blaring televisions. The little girl quickly ran up to a TV and started touching the images on the screen. She tried as hard as she could to get something to happen, moving her fingers lightly across

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Oakland, CA

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We are Youth Radio's Mobile Action Lab, a 2010 winner of the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning global competition! Youth Radio's charge: Oakland-based young people partner with pro developers and entrepreneurs to propose, develop, and market apps that serve community needs.

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