Three young Belfast developers have come out on top in a battle of the apps.

The competition, organised by TotalMobile seen 80 developers from across the country, battle it out in a 24 hour event which challenged up-and-coming software experts to create ideas that can be used to improve health and social care.

Winners Mary-Jane McBride, Dean Meehan, and Carl Meehan with Simon McIntyre, left, of TotalMobile

Winners Mary-Jane McBride, Dean Meehan, and Carl Meehan with Simon McIntyre, left, of TotalMobile

Taking place at the Ulster Museum, the winning app was GrowApp, created by IT students Carl Meehan, Mary-Jane McBride and Dean Meehan.

Aimed at parents of newborn children, the winning app is designed to enable mothers and fathers to track the progress of their child and to benchmark its development against expected norms.

The winning trio share a prize of £1,000 provided by TotalMobile

Judge Simon McIntyre from TotalMobile said: “We were delighted with the number of participants at the event, as well as the enthusiasm of the teams and the quality of their ideas. The developers spent more than 24 hours in the Ulster Museum working with experts from TotalMobile to come up with and flesh out their ideas. There were some fantastic concepts, but we felt that GrowApp was a clear winner with real potential.”

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