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Computer science students to take part in Appathon

Press release issued: 9 March 2012

Fifty computer science students from the University of Bristol will be spending the weekend developing a smart phone App from scratch in a 28-hour marathon coding session.

The University’s Computer Science Society (CSS), in collaboration with Mubaloo, a Bristol-based smart phone app development company, will be holding the event on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March.

In preparation for the Appathon, developers from Mubaloo have run tutorials introducing the teams to the world of App development. The seminars have covered everything from how to survive 28 hours in a team, to where to find the best Android libraries.

The aim of the Appathon is for the students to program their actual App from scratch.

Prior to the event, the teams have been able to organise their App, construct designs and plan the architecture.

Shyam Balu, from the CSS and a Computer Science and Electronics student in the Department of Computer Science, said: “We are all really looking forward to the event.  The teams are assembled and the planning is done.  Now all that remains is for the Apps to be coded.”

Academics from the University’s Department of Computer Science and senior member of Mubaloo will award prizes to the winning team.


Further information

Mubaloo is the UK’s leading B2B and B2C mobile app development company. The company was set up in April 2009 by Mark Mason and Ben Trewhella.

With over 50 staff and arguably the best team of in-house mobile developers in the UK, Mubaloo has developed over 120 bespoke apps, integrating with businesses and brands to solve their business problems in engaging, creative and productive ways.

Mubaloo strategically plan, design and develop native and web based apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7.

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