Fayette resident creates new app


A Fayette County resident has created a virtual “American Idol” via a new app.

According to the Black Enterprise web site, Morehouse grad Henry Mason’s app called Topstar is “a mobile talent contest.”

After downloading it, users can upload 21-second clips displaying their talents and urge their friends to vote for them, as the user with the most votes each month wins $100.

The app’s purpose is “to provide a fun platform free of criticism, where anyone can be a star.”

Black Enterprise called Mason one of many “millennials of color who have opted for entrepreneurship by creating their own apps and using their social media followings to build brands.

See the full story at http://www.blackenterprise.com/event/morehouse-alumni-creates-app/.