YogiPlay: My Explorations with Mobile Devices in Education
In middle school, I founded my own mobile software technology firm that developed utilities and applications for the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7 platforms. My applications were adopted by over 1.6 million users in 80 different countries around the world, inspiring me to consider how mobile technologies could be utilized in the fields of medicine and education to create a tangible impact on a global level. This led to my research in mobile medical virtual reality and educational simulation software.
Throughout my high school years, I continued to collaborate with a mobile education startup based in Menlo Park called YogiPlay. I have been engaged in projects that combine my interest in mobile application programming with my desire to expand access to educational content. The focus of YogiPlay is on creating a hub for educational mobile applications that can allow children to explore meaningful content.
One of the projects that I executed in partnership with YogiPlay is a game called Operation Pearl. It originated as a concept I was working on independently. I continued to independently manage all aspects of the coding and development of this project, while collaborating with YogiPlay on the graphics, marketing, and design.
Operation Pearl has been downloaded over 90,000 times on three different platforms: the Barnes and Noble Nook Store, the Amazon Kindle Store, and the Google Play App Marketplace.
Yogiplay Developer Spotlight Interview
YogiPlay Operation Pearl Page
Google Play Store Link
Operation Pearl Description:
Users have said:
"Best Android game for all ages"
"A fresh concept that jogs the mind and spirit"
There is a crisis in the jungle that needs intervention! The secret organization ETHOS has chosen you to proceed with the operation. Your mission, should you choose to accept it will be defined in the following statement. This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds.
A high priority asset, Bibi, has lost her eggs in the forest as the dread of winter begins to approach. As one of our best operatives, Agent Pearl has been enlisted to aid her with this crisis. It is your job to help Pearl bring Bibis eggs to safety in time and reunite her family. Brave the dangers of the forest as hungry dragons, angry creatures, and magical obstacles try to get the eggs before you can reach them.
This strategic twist on pinball will test your mental abilities and physical dexterity as you attempt to guide Pearl through dozens of levels using collision physics and your mind! This educational game combines animated fun with the learning experience that Yogiplay is famous for.
Operation Pearl is now boosted by YogiPlay. Yogiplay encourages children to learn about intuitive geometry through real world physics and enhances their interaction with the app via the imaginative YogiWorld. In addition, analytics and recommendations provided by YogiPlay and its cloud service create an integrated environment that is guaranteed to provide an action packed content experience that is enjoyable for all ages!
Best of all: there are NO ADS in this FULLY-FEATURED FREE application! So join the sensation that is sweeping the nation by downloading Operation Pearl!
Nishant Jain, Monta Vista High School, Yale University