Student helps create app for city’s Doors Open Day

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A NEW mobile phone app has been launched for the Capital’s Doors Open Day – with a little help from a city student and a software developer.

The new Android app, launched by the Cockburn Association, became available earlier this week and was created by Napier University graduate Shirley James.

Assistant director of the Cockburn Association, Euan Leitch, said: “The app allows you to search for what buildings are open near where you are. You can search by location, distance and opening time. Shirley approached us and said she would quite like to design a mobile phone app specifically for Doors Open Day. We leapt at the chance.”

Shirley’s app can be accessed by Android mobile users, with another app for those with an iPhone also available.

City resident Alasdair Campbell, a software developer for Object Design Ltd, had created a previous iPhone app – Edinburgh’s Traditional Bars – and thought it would provide a good model for Doors Open day.