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

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news