17-year-old programming prodigy develops mobile app to help with matric learning

Grade 11 Westerford High School learner Jacques Blom developed an application to help improve matric learning.

Flippit was launched in July 2015 and is a digital adaptation of the traditional flash card system.

Educational publisher Oxford University Press South Africa commissioned 17-year old Blom to develop the study app, which is aligned with the South African CAPS curriculum.

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It allows any South African matric pupil to study or revise for an exam. They can open up Flippit and go over content. The app provides a learning mode and a test mode that presents digital flash cards.

Jacques Blom, entrepreneur and online programmer

Flippit consists of digital flashcards for 14 subjects that allow pupils to learn content, test themselves, and compete against each other, making it fun and easy to study for tests and exams.

Blom has been recognised among Mail & Guardian's top 200 Young South Africans for 2015.


This article first appeared on 702 : 17-year-old programming prodigy develops mobile app to help with matric learning


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