07 Feb 2013

App Development - Hack Day

Google, HP, and 3M have accredited some of their game changing creations to allocating a small amount of time for their organisations to focus purely on creativity. With this is in mind, and also following a core Brennan IT value of “Entrepreneurial Spirit”, on December 19th the Brennan IT Business Solutions team commenced their first ever ‘Hack Day’. The day was designed to give the team of developers the freedom and flexibility to create a new Mobile app that solves a business problem, makes life easier, or even to develop that next big thing! These apps had to work across multiple platforms including Apple iOS (i.e. iPhone, iPad), Android and Windows mobile phone and tablets, using the latest HTML5 and JavaScript technologies. With the challenge issued, and the goal of taking this from idea to working Mobile App in just one day, the Brennan IT Business Solutions team was set into action. The result was a plethora of great ideas, and from which two have been developed to proof of concept phase, ready for further development and maybe even release. Firstly there’s the ‘Marco Polo’ app, created to make the logistics of meeting a friend easy. The second is called ‘Mobile Consultant’, and has been designed to log and view the status of service desk (or operational) requests whilst on the road away from the office. Watch this space for more information on these two exciting new apps, as they may just make it to an App Store near you. If you have any ideas for an app that you would like to see developed, please let us know by leaving your details below. We’d love to hear from you.