20 April 2014

Barclaycard gets down with the kids in Apps for Good challenge

29 January 2014  |  3859 views  |  0 barclays Building

Barclaycard is supporting the launch of two new apps developed by schoolchildren as part of the UK's Apps for Good education initiative.

Barclaycard is the sole sponsor of Apps for Good's 'Saving, Spending and Giving - making the most from your money' category, and has worked closely with the two winning schools to bring their app ideas to life. As part of its involvement, Barclaycard has offered support at each stage of the process, from conception through to the development of the apps and finally bringing them to market.

Chris Wood, managing director, Barclaycard, says: "Who better to design apps for young people than young people themselves. There is a huge appetite amongst this generation to learn more about this sort of technology, which isn't always addressed by traditional teaching methods. Initiatives such as Apps for Good are vital if we are to encourage this interest and help inspire the innovators of tomorrow."

Overall winner, Pockupation, was developed by children from The Abbey School in Berkshire. The app enables people to post odd jobs such as dog walking, babysitting, plant watering, washing-up and car cleaning and includes 'trust ratings' and reviews provided by previous employees and employers.

Social Bank, winner of the people's vote category, was developed by pupils at Mount Grace School in Hertfordshire. The app aims to encourage young people to save money by making it fun and interactive. They can also compete with friends by linking to social media.

Pupils from both schools have been invited to Barclaycard's head office for a tour ahead of the official launch in Canary Wharf on the 30th January.

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)
Log in to receive notifications when someone posts a comment

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)

Related stories

28 January, 2014
02 January, 2014
09 December, 2013
20 November, 2013
15 November, 2013
17 September, 2013
03 June, 2013
22 March, 2013

Related company news

 
Your browser is unable to support Flash files.

Featured job

Competitive
London

Find your next job