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The young App-rentices: Students from Luton set to launch award-winning app ‘DiPloy’ onto the market
A team of young students from Denbigh High School in Luton are ready to launch an innovative new app called DiPloy, which empowers people with disabilities to secure their employment future.
The app, which came out on the top of the ‘Accessibility’ category, sponsored by Samsung, at the Apps for Good Awards last June, was conceived and developed by a team of five school children.
DiPloy provides useful tools to help those with disabilities to build their confidence and skills ahead of job interviews. Features include:
- A video interview tool to help users hone their interview technique
- Video library tool for users to save their past interview practices and improve them
- Expert hints and tips on users can improve their interview technique, and what to expect when going into an interview.
- Ability to explore the Evenbreak job board within the app to help identify suitable roles
DiPloy will be available on Android from the 7th of February 2017 and can be downloaded here.
The app’s full development follows the students’ participation in the Apps for Good course, a programme provided free of charge to teachers, to transform technology education; empowering students to use these skills to create innovative solutions to the problems they care about.
Marcos from Team DiPloy: “We are very pleased with the outcome of our DiPloy app. Taking part in Apps For Good has been an incredible journey and along the way we have learnt valuable skills which will help us in the future. We can’t wait to launch the app on the Google Play Store!”
Heather Picov, UK Managing Director of Apps for Good commented: “The apps we are launching today demonstrate how young people are excited to use technology to tackle problems in their own lives and in their communities. We were impressed by the quality of the app and the enterprise, problem solving and digital skills the DiPloy team demonstrated when they won their category in June.
“We are absolutely delighted to support the students in turning their dreams into reality. It’s been a fantastic eight months building the apps with the young people with the support of Samsung.”
Aleyne Johnson, Head of Government Relations and Citizenship, Samsung UK & Ireland, said: “We are immensely proud of the efforts of Oman, Azim, Saabira, Abdullah and Marcos to identify such an important issue and build an app to help solve the problem. Diploy has the potential to transform the lives of disabled people across the UK who previously may have struggled to find and secure employment.”