The Youth For Technology Foundation is a Kentucky-based nonprofit that brings technology to marginalized communities in Africa and the U.S. So far, the organization has trained more than 30,000 youth in technology, linked American schools with African schools in its "digital peer" program, and donated more than 450 computers in the U.S. and Africa.
"We think it's a great charity," Michael, 17, said. "Their goal is to bridge the technology gap between countries like the U.S. and developing countries."
Using their passion for technology and their applied knowledge from their Advanced Placement computer science course, the five began work on the app, which they describe as a series of puzzles, last October.
The group chronicled their progress on their blog, Lightning Development, where they took screenshots of different stages in development.
On Sunday, they announced that their app, "Circuit Crawler," is available to download.
"Next year, as seniors, we want to expand on the game and add new levels," Michael said. "We want to keep helping and the best way to do that is to pass on the project to students like us."
Michael and his team gave the app to the foundation, so as not to confuse how proceeds would be distributed. They are still helping in the back end and hope to continue improving the game, eventually passing it on when they graduate.
"Circuit Crawler" is available for 99 cents at market.android.com.