Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Student-designed App to get people together in real world

Student-designed App aims to get people together in the real world

A University of Auckland Computer Science student and a friend working in the tech industry have designed an App to get students together in person rather than online.

A University of Auckland Computer Science student and a friend working in the tech industry have designed an App to get students together in person rather than online.

Called BoredCast, the App has been accepted by Apple’s App Store and was designed by third-year computer science student Tom Sammons, 20, and App developer Avario Babushka, 20.

Tom, who is in the third year of a Bachelor of Science degree studying Computer Science, says the idea came from realising that it was difficult to get a group of mates together without spending a lot of time trying to contact everyone through texting.

“We really believe that the way things are going, we’re spending all our time on Facebook and twitter but not actually spending a lot of time together,” Tom says. “So we wanted to create something that would allow people to connect in the real world easily and simply.”

BoredCast works along similar lines to SnapChat where data is automatically deleted rather than being stored. Users connect to the App through Facebook and create a “cast” – a short-lived, casual event such as lunch between lectures. Users can easily and simply create a list of who they want to invite and can limit the invite to their current location.

“BoredCast is not a social network,” Tom says. “It serves just one purpose and that is to bring people together in the real world, connect friends and even maybe meet new people. There are no profile pages and no permanent records.”

The App is free to download for both iPhone and Android and has no advertising.

“So far the response has been really good and we’ve had really positive feedback from users,” Tom says. “It’s doing what it was designed to do really well and we’re quickly gaining users. The more people that are on it, the more useful it becomes.”

Download links to the iPhone app store and Android play store can be found at www.boredcast.co.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news