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15-year-old Utah girl creates a fun new gaming app

Posted at 1:29 PM, Oct 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-16 15:46:47-04

Kelsea Barker from St. George decided she wanted to create her own app in May of this year and has done just that! It's called Hue App and will be available for download in the iTunes store on October 19th.

"I really want to be a role model for other girls who want to code.  It's so cool watching my friends (a few who happen to be girls) become interested in what I'm doing, and I want to show them that entrepreneurship is not only possible, but a great journey to go on at the same time," Barker said.

Kelsea build the app on a platform called GameSalad. A program that is teaming up with schools across the country to teach teens how to build video games, code, problem solve and learn skills they can use in a future career.

"I've spent hours and hours doing this, and I have a job in retail already. I'm basically working 2 part time jobs and I'm in high school so it's a handful. I'm completely self taught and I've already made a website, promo videos, press kit, etc. all for my app. It's kind of consumed my life," Barker said.

You can find more information on her website here.