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We're Naturally Curious.

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BumbleApps are a project of Judith and Christine Bush in central Chatham County, North Carolina. Born of our common interest in using technology to explore our curiosity about the intersection of the natural and intellectual worlds, we are re-engaging with our technological roots in 2018 by establishing BumbleAppsTM as a web management and content development consultancy from our home near Pittsboro, NC.

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Judith is an amateur naturalist and student of California and southeastern flora. She has worked as an information technology professional for a major library services company for over 15 years. She has a Master's degree in nuclear physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

She documents her work as an avid amateur naturalist as a way of understanding the flora, fauna and geology of the world around her. Her photos reveal the form and function of her subjects while exposing the natural beauty of their context. Judith is a member of Spring Friends Meeting (Quakers) in Snow Camp, NC. She is co-founder and principal natural researcher for BumbleApps.

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Christine is an amateur artist and independent hybrid app developer with training in geospatial technology, illustration, historiography, and music. She has 17 years of experience as a freelance web developer, a GIS Analyst certification from Foothill College, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College. She studied philosophy at NC State University, completed a semester of foundation and photography studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and pursued graduate studies in the departments of Geography and History at San José State University.

Christine is currently editing The Brentwood Years, a documentary film about a storied neighborhood north of Raleigh, NC. She is a principal subject and collaborator on another documentary film The Ties That Bind, which was written, directed, and produced by her sister Diana Newton. Christine is also developing a mobile-first HTML5/CSS3/JS framework and offering AWS web management consultation to several clients in Chatham County and Chapel Hill, NC.

Her personal projects include a forthcoming podcast and the establishment of an online archive of her late father's extensive writings as a North Carolina minister. She is co-founder and principal developer for BumbleApps.

What We're Buzzed About Just Now...

Lupines! Our initial focus has been on the development of a free phone app for iOS and Android that will introduce you to Lupinus, the colorful spikes of pea flowers prized in song and story (thanks, in part, to Monty Python.) But lupines aren't just found on YouTube: twenty-eight varieties call the Bay Area home.

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We strive to release our work under open licenses whenever possible. However, most content found on is Copyright © 2014 Judith & Christine Bush, BumbleAppsTM, unless otherwise indicated.