10th February 2016
Writing: Alejandro Ortega (Year 11)
Editing: Soorya Thavaraj (Year 11)
In June of the last academic year, three Year 11 boys (Alejandro Ortega, Harry Pawlak and Ben Delahunt) won the National Apps for Good competition, with the prize being that our app idea has been developed professionally by the company Gourmet Pixel. Since our launch event the day after the competition, we have been hard at work with the developers, starting off by nailing down the exact scope and specifications of the app, with regards to the fairly short development timeline of just six months.
Following this, Gourmet Pixel started working on potential logos and design styles for the app, whilst also getting started on the main features of the app. Throughout the whole process we have been closely involved in feature testing, ensuring that the app now works as smoothly as possible. The main aim of BOOKd is to promote reading in teens, by making it as easy as possible to find new and interesting books, thus making it relevant for many of the boys at DCGS.
We have also been largely responsible for the marketing for the app, reaching out to and conducting interviews with the local press and running a publicity campaign on social media. To find out more about the app you can go to our website.BOOKd WebsiteDownload the app on the Google Play Store!
We are most definitely looking forward to the Launch Event taking place on the 4th February, which will be attended by the National Press. BOOKd is currently available to download on the Google Play Store, so we’d be grateful if you could download and rate it!