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Software start-up helps create Ketchum "book"

Posted at 1:15 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 15:15:32-04

A demonstration project between the city of Ketchum and Solu, a technology company headquartered in the city, is now available to the public.

Solu has created a personal archive and autobiography software application, which allows people and organizations to tell their stories on iPads and other tablets, officials said. One of the first “books” is an introduction to Ketchum, incorporating video, audio, still photography and text.

Solu is the first project of User Interface User Experience (UiUx), a start-up software company located in the Ketchum Innovation Center.

“UiUx plans to hire 88 full-time employees with an average wage of $60,500 and a projected economic impact of $20.1 million to the area. This addition of year-round, long-term jobs contributes greatly to our increasing economic success,” said Ketchum spokeswoman Lisa Enourato.

The city “book” has chapters that include autobiographies of Ketchum's elected officials and key employees, as well as history and personal stories about the activities and people that make Ketchum such a desirable place to live.

“This is an endlessly evolving project as new stories are added,” she said.

The book is available at App stores by searching on the name “Solu.” The app allows people to tell their own stories, as well as read stories created by others.

A version for laptop and desktop computers is expected to be available soon.