UTC Student-Owned Weirdos INC’s Kokbloc App Coming to Life

By Katie Haremski, Features Editor —

Graphic provided by KokBloc

UTC Student, Joseph Donovan, created a software development company in the Spring of 2018 known as Weridos INC.

Weirdos INC’s mission is to cater to those who are overlooked, including small businesses and to promote advancement in technology along the way.

As the owner of Weirdos Inc., Donovan worked his way into gaining clients in the Chattanooga area. His clientele varies from local shops, festivals, along with a political figure.

Although, Weirdos Inc. wasn’t a stopping point for Donovan. Donovan has crafted an app that detects and filters unsolicited and unwanted photographs on both the app itself and hopefully one day on SMS.

The app is called Kokbloc. Donovan’s hope is to bring this app to its fullest potential and is currently fundraising to do so.

According to Donovan’s fundraising campaign, “61% of women have received an unsolicited pic of a man’s ‘package’”.

 “One should feel proud of themselves for contributing to the global lessening of online sexual harassment,” Donovan said.

 

To donate or to learn more about Kokbloc, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kokbloc#/.

Logan Garrett

Logan Garrett

Editor-In-Chief

Logan Garrett hails from Vonore, Tennessee and was named Editor-In-Chief of the University Echo in May 2018. He is a communication major with a psychology and Spanish double minor. Logan is also an associate editor for UReCA, an undergraduate research publication journal. You can reach him at Logan-Garrett@mocs.utc.edu or on twitter @LoganGarrett__.

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