Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to create computer software, and you feed him for a lifetime. That is how the saying goes, right?
As you might guess, Grand decided to take the lessons and become a programmer.
Grand, who's passionate about science and the environment, built his app so he could help lower the CO2 emissions caused by cars. His app, which costs $0.99, works by connecting nearby users who want to car-pool in order to help the environment.
After losing his job and his home about two years ago, Grand told CNN he hopes to get an apartment with the sales from his app.