The Orion

Pocket Points has Chico roots

Pocket points has become a staple of student life at Chico State Photo credit: George Johnston

Amelia Storm

April 28, 2016

While Pocket Point's popularity has skyrocketed in recent semesters, it may be a little known fact that the app was created by two former Wildcats. The app was created by Chico State students Rob Richardson and Mitch Gardner during the spring semester of 2014, and the idea was an instant success. The a...

Pocket Points launches to more than 100 campuses

Kelsey Graham, turning on her Pocket Points app before class starts Monday night. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Cheyanne Burens

September 27, 2015

After a year of continuous growth, the Chico-based application, Pocket Points, has expanded beyond national borders to universities in Vancouver and British Columbia. Along with reaching other countries, it also hit 100 major campuses within 65 U.S. cities and recently made its debut in the A...

‘Pocket Points’ hits Chico State

Mitch Gardner, left, and Rob Richardson, the creators of

Michaela Sundholm

September 27, 2014

Mitch Gardner, a senior business marketing major, and Rob Richardson, a junior computer science major, saw themselves and others having a hard time staying off their smartphones in class. They created "Pocket Points," an application to try to fix the problem. The Orion: So what exactly is the app? R...

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