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RIT student creates app to rid TV spoilers
Henrietta, N.Y. - The Twitterverse is known for the latest 411 in current events, from political news to entertainment.
But sometimes there are some things you just don't want to know, like the end result to a TV show you recorded.
RIT freshman Jen Lamere takes the term 'spoiler alert' to a different level with Twivo, its theTiVo of Twitter.
If you're going to watch a TV show and you're sick of seeing spoilers on your Twitter timeline, you can use this app to block out all those tweets, Lamere said.
Lamere developed the app last spring at a Hackathon competition.
It took her just 12 hours to write the program, a program she based off her own frustrations.
I'm a big Pretty Little Liars fan and so a lot of the plot twists were revealed and people were talking about it on twitter and I would never watch it live, Lamere said.
Its an idea that paid off for Lamere, it scored her an internship with social media giant Twitter and a four out of five star rating from customers.
It's pretty cool to see my app in the Chrome web store and see how many people are using it and to know other people are using a product I built, Lamere said.
A career path, Lamere is well on her way to beginning.
To be working at a tech company like Twitter or Google or Apple or Microsoft,Lamere said.
But for now she says she just wants to get through her first year of college.
I'm just excited to learn more and go to classes at RIT, Lamere said.
Lamere is studying software engineering.