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Online app technology created by East Lancashire businessman
4:09pm Monday 21st January 2013 in News
AN online tool which helps students all over the world create mobile ‘apps’ has been created by an East Lancashire businessman.
John Bidder, managing director of Get Logged In, has developed Blippit, an application which allows people to create apps for mobile phones and tablet devices without knowledge of specialist coding.
Teachers in more than 90 schools around the UK, and as far as Australia and Indonesia, are using the software in IT lessons. The county council also incorporate Blippit in a course they are running in local schools about iPads.
The aim is that students will take knowledge of how to use mobile as a medium for publishing into businesses and potentially create timesaving and customer focussed apps in-house to help them grow.
John said: “Blippit can be used by students and businesses alike, but is proving popular with teachers who are promoting it in lessons as a method of creating apps quickly without a knowledge of coding.
“It makes app creation accessible to anyone and cuts down many barriers for businesses wanting to develop one.”
John received advice and partial finance from Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, through their ERDF-funded Lancashire Innovation Network programme.
John said: “Regenerate’s advice on how to take the project forward was spot on. We would have struggled to have achieved our current position as fast without their help and matched funding. As a result of the project, we have plans for further growth and will be looking to expand our business.”
Regenerate managing director Steve Hoyle said: “Our work with Blippit may have a further reach, helping other businesses grow through the use of apps.”
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