A 20-year-old pre-university student Ong Yong Xun knows how hard it is of having to carry around bulky textbook to school every day. So, he decided to build an app called JomStudy to help SPM students prepare for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exams.
Meet Ong Yong Xun who created an app with zero coding experience
He had experienced the struggle of having to carry around heavy textbooks to school before. So, he decided to complie short and informative notes for SPM students where they can easily bring with them on-the-go.
The app is called JomStudy
Ong said he spent six months learning the basics of coding and develop the app from scratch. It all happened after he completing Form Six. Without having anyone experts in coding, Ong purely relied on Google and YouTube tutorials to understand how coding works.
In an interview with Says, the 20-year-old pre-university student shared that he faced tons of issues as he has no experience in coding. What he did was he reached out for answers on Stack Overflow – an online forum for coders to share their thoughts.
JomStudy app is free and it provides notes for all seven compulsory SPM subjects including elective subjects
With his main intention to help SPM students, Ong built the app for free. The app has short and fun notes for all seven compulsory SPM subjects as in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics, Science, History, Islamic Studies and Moral Education.
Besides, the app also has notes for nine elective subjects including Accounting, Additional Mathematics, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, Geography and Physics.
What makes the app unique and interesting is, Ong uses tables, graphs, diagrams and photographs in creating the notes. This fun method help explain the subject clearly. According to Ong, all the notes were written by him and a couple of his ex-classmates.
JomStudy had over 1,000 downloads with average rating of 4.9 on App Store and Google Play Store
Surprisingly, the app had over 1,000 downloads during the first week of its release. He plans on expanding the notes to cover every SPM subjects under the KSSM syllabus (the newest KBSM curriculum).
Furthermore, he wants to add multiple choice questions and video summaries of each chapter to make the learning more fun.
The app is his first successful project after multiple failed attempts
However, JomStudy is not a replacement for traditional books but more on providing an alternative for SPM students to revise on-the-go.
Ong shared that he has always dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur ever since he was 15 years old. For him, this app marks as his first successful project after multiple failed attempts at building a business.