The app, called Dolphin, helps non-communicators speak freely with just a few clicks. The girls spent long days developing the technology at their school, P.S. 224 in the South Bronx.
They entered a middle school app challenge, created by CA Technologies, a global software company and PENCIL, a nonprofit that connects city businesses with city schools. The girls faced off against two other teams in a board room. Their hard work paid off, and they won the competition.
In about a week, Dolphin will be available in the app store, ready to help those who need it.
The girls also won an opportunity to enroll in a two-week summer coding camp. They plan to work together to add another functional app to their portfolio.