By KSL News
Dec 18, 2014

Teen creates app displaying campsites throughout Utah

Joshua WildeEAGLE MOUNTAIN — A Utah teen decided to combine his love of camping and technology to complete his Eagle Scout project — an app listing Utah campsites.

Joshua Wilde, 17, of Eagle Mountain, said he has been developing and creating apps since he was in 8th grade. His parents, Clint and Rocio Wilde, said he grew up with a love for technology that continued to grow after they bought him an Apple book about basic iPhone tips. Joshua taught himself how to develop software, and now, a senior in high school, he’s developed five apps.

“I remember a couple times where he would say, ‘Mom, what do you think of this? Look what I did this time, Mom,’ ” Rocio Wilde said. “He was pretty young still and every time I would say, ‘Clint did you teach him this?’ And he would say, ‘No, I didn’t even know he was doing that.’ He has always been kind of self-propelled in that area.”

Joshua said he loves camping with his family, and he felt an app that showed the different public campsites would be useful for Utahns. To read the full story, go to KSL.com

Faith Jolley Heaton
Author: Faith Heaton Jolley | writer at KSL.com

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