Irish student designs iSpoted app for creatives

13 Mar 2012

Katie O’Sullivan, a final-year student at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), has won the top prize in the institute’s APPrentice competition for her iSpoted location-based app targeted at creatives.

Last week, CIT held its innovation Week, when students from the institute participated in its first-ever APPrentice competition.

The aim of the competition was to get students to come up with innovative app design ideas. In all, more than 140 students from disciplines as diverse as mechanical engineering, horticulture, music and multimedia entered the competition.

The ultimate winner, Katie O’Sullivan, who hails from Killarney, is in her final year of a visual communications degree at CIT. Her winning design, iSpoted, is a location-based app. O’Sullivan said its aim is to enable creatives such as artists, writers and photographers to capture and share an image they like, be it a logo, a piece of typography, mural or billboard.

The judges of the apps included Ken Corcoran, chief financial officer of Product World; Russell Quigley, CEO of Nixatel; and Marion Roche, the designer of the recently launched Irish Fiddler app.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic