Hi, I’m John 👋

I’m an app developer from Bonita Springs, Florida.

I’m the Founder & CEO of youBelong. If youʼd like to talk, please feel free to email me.

I'm currently working on Purple, a mobile bank for people with disabilities.

I also build stuff like Prty at Cursor Labs.

Previously, I was an intern at Corporate Spending Innovations, where I worked with their startup incubator and product teams.

I was a WWDC15 & '18 scholarship recipient and I've been featured on the App Store.

My app MyVoice was a 2018 Edison Award winner and a Microsoft AI for Accessibility grantee.

You can follow me on Twitter, find me on Linkedin, view my code on GitHub, and don't forget to check out what we're working on at youBelong.

Recent Articles

  1. FGCU student invents app to prevent bullying

    You probably use social media whether it be facebook or instagram almost everyday. And if you have kids they are more than likely connected online, too. But that connection opens them up to potential cyberbullying...

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  2. Faces of the Future

    When John Ciocca and his family moved from New Jersey to Southwest Florida, he realized his brother, Christian, who has Down syndrome, didn’t have a safe way to meet people and connect with new friends...

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  3. WWDC 2018's most important message comes from a teenage scholarship winner

    My brother Christian, who was born with Down syndrome, had limitations with communication at an early age. Now that we are grown, I have seen the need for assistive technologies for those with disabilities. Christian and many others have adapted to the emergence of mobile technology and the apps that come along with it, but the experience isn't always perfect...

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