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Anti-bullying app takes a step forward

February 27, 2015

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Coderus, a software development company based at Innovation Martlesham, continues its collaboration with students from Ramsden Hall School.

Following their initial visit to Adastral Park in January to discuss an anti-bullying app idea with Coderus, Ramsden Hall School pupils were invited back by the team on Wednesday 25 February for a progress update of the small device version of their school anti-bullying app which will be used on mobile phones.  They also discussed their ideas for a larger screen version and how that might be presented on tablet devices.  As expected, they had plenty of thoughts and enthusiasm for the Coderus team to take away and consider.

Fay Geaves, Nuture Manager at Ramsden Hall School said, “We are all very proud of the boys and want to thank Coderus for running with their idea and believing in them”.

BBC Look East was in attendance to film progress as a follow up to their initial report three months ago that sparked the involvement of Coderus.  Presenter Kevin Birch spoke to the pupils about their idea and to Mark Thomas, MD at Coderus, about the reasons he chose to get involved with the project. The piece aired at 6.30pm on Wednesday. For those who missed it, the piece is now available on YouTube.

Some behind the scenes images of the days activities can be found on the Coderus Facebook page.

Coderus MD, Mark Thomas said “It was great seeing Nick and Alex again today and having them with us at the office to help build the app.  I’m pleased that we are able to show them how the software development side of their application works and how this relates to what they are being taught in their school ICT lessons. Key to this project is that we want them to feel involved.  This is an app designed by kids for kids and we don’t want to lose that. We’re delighted that we can help them with their idea and we’re excited to see it become a reality”.

Click here to read the earlier article.

Read more on the Coderus website.



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