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iBrum: Birmingham in Your Hand
iBrum, a new Apple app designed by students at the University of Birmingham, maps Birmingham’s cultural landmarks and attractions in one place
Rebekah McDermott interviews Ashley Kirk about the app.
When is the launch of the app planned for?
The app is planned to be submitted to the App Store for 24th March 2013, and the team is planning on marketing the launch with social media, a website, leaflets and posters. It should then be launched a couple of weeks later.
Why did you choose to design such an app?
The specification was to design a user friendly app for the students, tourists and residents of Birmingham.
Is the app free?
It is free, yes. You will be able to download it from the Apple app store for all Apple devices.
Which types of locations are focused upon - i.e. art galleries, bars and restaurants, theatres?
The app maps arts venues, historical locations, restaurants, landmarks and attractions - i.e. The Bullring, The Ikon Gallery, Old Joe, mac, The Mailbox, St Paul’s Cathedral and Selly Oak Manor. Anything iconic in Birmingham is on it. It gives people who live in the city the opportunity to make the most out of where they’re living, especially students who may be new to the city.
Does the app provide information about events as well as location?
Event-wise, no. But by giving people about the information about the location people will be more likely to look up events. For example, the app gives website links which will allow users to find out further information.
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