University of Georgia assistant engineering professor Jenna Jambeck usually isn't surprised when an email telling her the smartphone application she created in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—Marine Debris Tracker—has been mentioned in social media. But the tweet including it on June 2 caught her completely off guard.
Her app had just been featured in a video in front of thousands at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The global tech giant kicked off its 25th annual event with a promotional piece on "Apps We Can't Live Without."
Marine Debris Tracker was one of those apps.