Girl develops Twitter app to prevent TV spoilers
UNDATED (WHDH) -- A New Hampshire girl has a solution to TV show Twitter spoilers, and her design has already earned her an award.
It's probably happened to you; you've recorded a show, like “The Voice”, on your DVR, and you're waiting to see who makes it through.
But you hop online only to have people on twitter spoil the outcome.
“I've totally have had TV shows spoiled for me before so we should do something that will prevent that,” Lamere said.
Jennie Lamere, 18, took action and actually built an app to save everyone from those Twitter spoilers. It’s called "Twi-Vo."
“I just typed in ‘The Voice’ up here and when I want to start blocking it, I hit record and all the tweets about ‘The Voice’ are blocked out,” Lamere said.
But when you go to watch your show, just turn it off and the tweets come right back.
“It will really change how people watch because they will still be able to get live tweeting and be on shows and watching not worrying about spoilers,” said Lamere.
Lamere, of Nashua, New Hampshire, has grabbed the attention of the tech community.
The programming world is dominated by men.
Lamere was the only girl to enter an app-building competition in Boston last month. Not only did her app wow everyone, she took home the top prize.
“I think that being the only girl presenting in a competition, you give an impression right away so people will remember you. It’s up to me to make that a good memory or a bad memory hopefully it’s always good,” Lamere said.
For now, Lamere continues to prepare the app for a public release in the next few weeks.
“I've only been coding for a little bit so I'm not a huge expert. I like to learn as I go this was a short program…it only took 10 hours,” Lamere said.
Lamere said she would like to bring the app to Facebook in the future.