Star Apps: Soleil Moon Frye
“Punky Brewster” made actress Soleil Moon Frye an idol to millions of young children growing up in the 1980s, and now grown-up Frye has become a role model to moms. The mother of three opened the first eco-friendly baby store, The Little Seed, in 2007, then developed a successful kids’ clothing line for Target and released children’s book “Let’s Get This Party Started.” She offers mothers inspiration and information on her Moonfrye.com Web site, Facebook, and Twitter. Through Moonfrye, her tech startup, she and veteran tech entrepreneur Kara Nortman have developed the Moonfrye app. The free, family-friendly picture-making tool is built on auto-detect technology that enables users to precisely crop people out of existing images and place them in themed worlds — think mermaid, circus, ’80s — with plenty of virtual stickers.
What inspired your Moonfrye app? Most importantly, my kids are constantly my inspiration. I wanted to take a break from acting to be a hands-on mom, but I’m still a creative person, so it was amazing, because all these things — the books, the Web site, the ap… [Read more]
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