Growing up has never been easy. No past generation of adolescents, however, has struggled with mental health quite like today’s teens, and this is something I see on a daily basis. Building a world for the next generation is difficult when you wonder whether the next generation will be able to enjoy it, and it’s something I think about regularly as an entrepreneur.
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Most teens own a cell or smart phone nowadays, but not everyone’s able to text at school. So they’re turning to Jott, a messaging app that works without a data plan or WiFi connection.
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If you haven’t heard of Jott, go ask a teenager.
A white-hot new app for instant messaging, Jott has nearly 500,000 monthly users and one million app installs after just three months on the market.
You might think there’s no need for yet another messaging app. But, Jared Allgood, CEO and co-founder of Jott, said 31% of U.S. teens don’t have text messaging abilities at school.
Forget having directions, tickets, or our checkbook with us. Our lives now seem to revolve ensuring that Wi-Fi will be there wherever we may roam so we can open our digital wallets, Google map it, or have our tickets scanned. When there is no Wi-Fi, our biggest fears come to life.
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Jott, a messaging app that works without a data plan or WiFi connection, has caught on among junior high and high school students, according to co-founder Jared Allgood. He says the app more than doubled to half a million active users in March, up from 150,000 active users previous.
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