Cast Your Vote!

What is the SPARK Mobile App contest?

SPARK and the Seidenberg School at Pace University have teamed up to invite students to develop mobile apps that will help individuals with autism and their family members.

What is the prize?

We’ve collected amazing apps and 7 made it to the final round. Now it’s your turn to vote for your favorites for the Community Award grand prize of $25,000!

Who can vote?

Anyone who is registered for the SPARK newsletter by April 11, 2018

How do I vote?

You can vote for as many apps as you want. Before you vote, read through the descriptions for each app.*

What should I consider when voting?

We hope that you will consider which app will benefit individuals with autism and their family members the most.

Important dates

Lock in your vote by April 27th. The winner will be announced April 30th.

*please read our disclaimer at the bottom of this page

Air-Well

Air-Well allows users to log notes and send messages to other users of their choice. For example, parents and their children can log notable behavioral or emotional events, and communicate with each other as well as with caregivers, teachers, therapists and health care providers. Note: requires email address for account creation.

Download Air-Well from the Apple Store

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Puzzable

Chroma

Spec Planner

Serene Emotional Suite

Serene collects and displays streams of data from built-in mobile device sensors (as well as sensors in a paired Android Wear smartwatch), allows users to set thresholds to trigger logged events, and provides other features such as recommending clothing appropriate for the local weather. Calendaring and daily planning features with emotional state input and reporting will work with or without a paired smartwatch. For example, a user may view their heart rate (as measured by a paired smartwatch), set an event to be logged if heartbeats exceeds a certain rate and share this data with a caregiver.

Download Serene Emotional Suite from Google Play

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Lecture Buddy

Lecture Buddy converts recorded audio into text, automatically highlights sentences containing default and custom keywords, and includes features allowing users to organize related content. For example, a user can record and convert a science lecture into text that highlights sentences containing the words “important” and “remember” and then save the recording and text in a folder labeled “Science.” Note: requires a Facebook account.

Download Lecture Buddy from the Apple Store

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Phonix

Phonix plays pre-recorded sentences and then gives the user an opportunity to select the written sentence where words are in the correct order, or to select the emotional tone of the speaker. For example, upon hearing a spoken sentence, the user may choose that the sentence was spoken with a happy emotional tone, from a list of seven possible emotions.

Download Phonix from Google Play

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Disclaimer:

The Simons Foundation does not endorse any mobile application created for SPARK as part of the contest. Simons Foundation is not responsible or liable for your use of any mobile applications created for the contest. Simons Foundation does not review, approve, monitor, warrant, or make any representations with respect to any mobile applications created for the SPARK contest. You use the mobile applications created for the SPARK contest at your own risk. When you use those mobile applications, our Terms of Use and policies do not apply or govern your use. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of the mobile applications created for the contest, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before using the mobile applications created for the SPARK contest.