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UCLan students score with PNE app

09 October 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

Mobile quiz app success for first years

Computing students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have won the support of hundreds of Preston North End (PNE) fans after they developed a club quiz app as part of their studies.

The team of six first year students built their app after being at university a matter of weeks and already it has been downloaded by over 300 fans and has over 20,000 impressions on Twitter.

“We’ve been blown away by the response from PNE fans who seem to like the quiz. We’ve had some great feedback not only from the fans but from the footballers themselves who have helped to promote the app by re-tweeting us.”

Joe Horan, 27, said: “For our first assignment we had to create and market our own app and so far it’s been a big success. “We’ve been blown away by the response from PNE fans who seem to like the quiz. We’ve had some great feedback not only from the fans but from the footballers themselves who have helped to promote the app by re-tweeting us.”

Joe and his fellow team mates Ryan Moss, 18, Michael Innes, 18, Ibraheem Chogle, 18, Elliot Musgrave, 18 and Jess Chesters, also 18, have put a lot of work into creating the app for the Android platform. They are now planning to create an iOS version of the game for iPhone and iPads.

Joe added: “Most of the team are local and Ryan in particular is a life-long PNE fan so when we saw a gap in the market it felt like the ideal app to create. We’ve worked long hours in the lab to develop the app and monitor user input but it was worth it to receive such a great response.”

The app can currently be downloaded from the Google Play store.