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Gonzaga student entrepreneur creates app for ice-bucket-like challenges

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Gonzaga senior Scott Alderson. Gonzaga senior Scott Alderson.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Inspired by the recent social media trend of challenging friends to dump buckets of ice-cold water on their heads to support the ALS Association, Gonzaga University senior Scott Alderson and his brother Matt, a freshman from Seattle University, have created an app to take those challenges up a notch. 


The free Apple app, called 1Up Challenges, allows users to create challenges and watch as people post videos of themselves doing those challenges. Users can also post their own video responses to challenges and watch people vote and comment.


“It's a way to get people connected on a competitive level,” Scott Alderson said in a release.


The Alderson brothers spent two years developing the app which launched recently. The first prototype of the app was developed by a company in India before it was recoded by a Spokane-based digital content delivery company called Limelyte Technology.


Check out the app for yourself by clicking here: https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id972258114?mt=8

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