Temple Apps & Maps Studio focuses on urban economies and challenges

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Temple has been awarded $700,000 in federal grants to create an Urban Apps & Maps Studio. Smartphone app-making is a big business, but Fox School of Business professor Youngjin Yoo said dollar signs are not the motivation here. "We decided that we would have a sharp focus on urban contexts, urban economies and urban challenges," Yoo said. A wide swath of Temple students, including those in business, computer science, engineering, geography and urban studies, can get in on it starting in the spring semester. The studio will also be offered to local startups and high schools in the Philadelphia area.