Emma Yang

Mobile App Creator

Role: Founder at Timeless

Location: New York, New York, USA

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Race/Ethnicity: Chinese and Vietnamese

Education: 11th grade High School Student

Fun Fact: Emma is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. She is currently learning Latin, Greek, and French. She aspires to speak as many languages as possible.

About the Images: The Timeless app empowers Alzheimer's patients to cope with their illness and stay engaged with friends and family. The screens show the two key features of the app: Updates and Today.

Updates lets patients receive photos that automatically show the names of the people in the photos.

Today is a simple calendar that lets the patient see daily information set up by their caregiver.

Watch & Discuss

Video: The 14-year-old app creator making waves in the tech industry (4:31)

  • What kind of app did Emma Yang create?

  • Emma was asked what kind of apps there is still room for. What kind of app do you think the world still needs?

Extension Activities

Emma Yang created an app that empowers Alzheimer's patients to cope with their illness and stay engaged with friends and family. What problem do your students want to solve with an app?

Students will create an app for good:

  • Complete Intro to App Lab.

  • When creating their own app, students should create something related to a problem they want to solve.

Teacher Guide