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Developing Mobile Phone App is 'Child's Play'

February 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alison Hermansen
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Two boys aged eight and nine have created an award-winning, international mobile phone app - using an online tool developed with the aid of University of Derby expertise.

William Colglazier, aged nine, and Alexander Glidden, eight, from the USA, received a 'Global Entrepreneur Award' for their mobile app(lication), which draws together publicly available data - events guides, transport timetables, restaurant ratings, etc - onto one phone screen. It's thought the @Me-on-the-Move app (which could be used in Europe, North America and Africa) would be particularly useful to tourists.

The boys developed the app using a new online app generation tool created by the 'Citadel on the Move' project, and contributed to by University of Derby researcher Dr Michael Winsper, and its Professor of Supply Chain and Logistics Ming Lim.

The University is a partner in Citadel on the Move, a European Commission-funded project making it easier for EU citizens to access open (or publicly available) data to create mobile phone apps.

Read the entire article here.