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Bunco! - Alumni Profiles
September 2012 Issue
Ever tried to keep score during a fast-moving game of Bunco? Well, now there’s an app for that. “Buncolator” creators Catherine Shaw (AB ’03) and Lindsay Forlines (ABJ ’03, JD ’08) got the idea for the app after participating in a group that met once a month to play the dice game. “Keeping score kind of stunk,” Forlines says. Their first idea for a Bunco scorekeeping device was similar to a stopwatch, which they pictured as pink. But after talking to a friend’s dad, they realized it would cost $20,000 to $30,000 to make the device. (In comparison, the Complete Box of Bunco, by Winning Moves, costs less than $15 on Amazon.) “We liked the idea but not the costs,” Forlines says. “We decided on a different route: an app.” Shaw contacted a friend of hers from high school who is in the app creation business. The development cost was $5,000. It’s now available from the iTunes app store for 99 …
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