Sport Inspired Mobile App Concept wins WestBIC Innovation Award

L-R: Professor Peter McHugh Dean of CoEI, David Philbin, Nicole Ferry, Kerry Quinlan WestBIC, Dr Michael Schukat, Head of Discipline of Information Technology
Nov 06 2017 Posted: 11:03 CST

An idea for a mobile app based on a love of sport scooped the WestBIC Innovation Award at this year’s IT awards ceremony.  The concept for Find the Game was devised by final year BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology students Caroline Richardson, Daniel Beggan, David Philbin and Nicole Ferry. 

The Find the Game mobile app project helps users to find the perfect pub to watch their ideal sporting event. By downloading the app to your phone, users can launch a search based on a specific sporting event, and receive a tailored map to their destination of choice.

 The concept allows users to team up and vote for games to be displayed on the big screen. The app includes a rewards system, whereby points can be exchanged for rewards for frequent purchases.

 Two members of the four part team were in attendance to receive their award from WestBIC representative, Kerry Quinlan.  The ceremony took place in IT 202 on Friday, October 20th

 Speaking about the award, supervisor Dr Attracta Brennan said: “The team as a whole displayed exemplary work throughout the academic semester. They were both cohesive and dedicated and I want to congratulate them on winning the WestBIC award for Innovation.  I wish them the very best of luck in the future.”


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