Teens create app to solve procrastination - Fox 2 News Headlines

Teens create app to solve procrastination

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We've all been there -- we say we're going to do something, but it never gets done.

Mike Hansen and Ryan Orbuch are high school juniors who thought about a new way to help avoid procrastination.

They developed an app called Finish and it's now one of the hottest selling apps on the Apple app store. It was released in January.

Even though they're high school students, they don't waste time -- even in between classes.  They check in on the app they created whenever they get a chance.

"We're definitely going to be working on updates to finish and potentially bringing it to other platforms," said Orbuch.

Ryan and Mike say a paper calendar is a bit old fashioned, so they came up with the idea of creating an app instead.

"A piece of paper is so static..you write stuff there and you know it's written on paper..it's not going to do anything but be there," said Orbuch.

They don't wait around when it comes to getting things done, so they designed the app to keep them right on track.

"So how Finish works is it splits up tasks into short, medium and long term time frames and you can set the lengths of those to what ever you want," explained Orbuch.

The app is designed to never let you put things off -- and helps you get things done on time.

Hansen coded the program for the sliding time frame, while Orbuch worked on the design. 

The app was downloaded 16,000 times in less than a month.  The cost to download the app is 99 cents, but they are still making pretty good money, even with Apple taking 30 cents on the dollar.

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