BreakBuddy APP invented by Dawson College Student
BreakBuddy was invented by Dawson Collage student Josh Miglialo, a 19-year-old business student in Montreal. Josh Miglialo has made an application BreakBuddy APP that helps students to find each other during their class breaks. BreakBuddy is already being used by over 1,000 students at Dawson College in Montreal.
Miglialo sees BreakBuddy as a quick way to meet up with friends and classmates without laborious text messages. Students using the app can get together to work on class assignments or just simply socialize and “hang out.”
“BreakBuddy has the potential to reach a large target audience, not only in North American colleges and universities, but all around the world,” explains Miglialo. He qualifies himself not as a software engineer, but more as a project manager who delegated the actual software work to others:
“After carefully interviewing a wide array of candidates, I hired a team of highly knowledgeable software engineers located in India. I have invested over $2000 of my own money into BreakBuddy, a relatively low cost for a project of this nature.”
Free applications typically make money for their developers by way of in-app advertisements. There can also be in-app special features available to users for a price. However, BreakBuddy, has neither of these and, despite its popularity, does not currently generate any revenue.
“We are offering it now for free with perhaps plans to monetize it in the future,” says Miglialo. “This will mostly like be done with in-app ads.”
Time management is a big issue with this student who recently managed a 94 percent overall grade average while taking seven courses. To accomplish that, and to develop his app, Miglialo would sometimes go to bed at 7 a.m.
Miglialo is graduating in the Commerce program at Dawson College this semester with plans to pursue university level studies in accounting, law, or both. When not diligently working on class assignments, he reads about other entrepreneurs and also enjoys socializing with friends. Another pastime is going the gym to de-stress.
Online reviews of BreakBuddy gave it an overall score of 4.5 out of 5
By: John Symon – mtltimes.ca