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Nine new citizen apps created at two-day Hackathon!

Mobile working software providers NDL ran its first ever hackathon in their offices in Wetherby this month. Developers from four NHS trusts and one local authority got together to create apps to connect citizens with services from the Public Sector. On hand to help throughout the event were NDL’s development team, graphic designers and services staff. Kicking off with an envisioning session where over 30 ideas for citizen and patient facing apps were proposed, it was then down to design and coding. In a short space of time nine new apps were built ranging from a library app to a personal health app that could share data captured by a patient with clinicians in an NHS Trust!

“It’s been good to see how quickly you can get from an idea to something that you can show and present, which connects to the data sources and has the workflow and is just a bit of user testing away from a finished product in 24 hours.” – Rob Orwin, Technology Strategist, Microsoft.

These apps will now be shared with the developer community as part of NDL’s Public Store Edition release of its mobile working toolkit in January 2017. Thanks to all who took part, it’s great to see what has been achieved. For more details on MX Public Store edition or to register your interest in future Hackathon events please email info@ndl.co.uk
NDL supplies easy-to-use software toolkits to integrate disparate back-office systems and to develop offline, cross-platform mobile business applications. By radically simplifying these two key areas, NDL has given over 200 UK Public Sector organisations across local government and the NHS the ability to integrate and mobilise their systems. This has resulted in significant savings of both time and money, changing the way frontline services are being delivered. With a pedigree stretching over 30 years, NDL is a profitable UK company priding itself on both technical innovation and high standards of customer care.

Helen Mountford, NDL Software Ltd, helen.mountford@ndl.co.uk; 01937 543500