DIT to showcase the app developers of the future

By: December 9, 2013
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Who will become the app developers of the future and what are their current capabilities? An event, to be held this Wednesday at DIT, could answer these questions.

DIT Hothouse, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ and Innovation Dublin will host a ‘Mobile Moguls’ showcase on Wednesday, December 11 at DIT Kevin Street.

Speakers will include Eamonn Fallon of Distilled Media Group (Journal.ie, Daft.ie, Boards.ie), Connor Murphy of Datahug, Owen Harris of BitSmith Games, Partner-in-Charge of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Frank O’Keeffe, and Hugh McAtamney of the DIT Digital Media Centre.

The event will also showcase casual games, mobile and tablet apps and creative digital media apps.

The general public, as well as those interested in digital media, are invited along to interact with a variety of mobile and tablet applications, all developed by students of the DIT Creative Digital Media Masters Programme.

This will give the students “a fantastic opportunity to gauge the potential commerciality of their products”, says Tom Flanagan, head of commercialisation at DIT Hothouse.

The event will take place from 12pm to 2.30pm at the Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street. Places are limited so early registration is advised. You can register at www.dit.ie/hothouse.

The event hashtag is #mobmog.


Included among the 50+ games and apps that will be showcased at the event are the following projects:

Little Details by Hola Mariquita
An interactive graphic novel for the iPad. Little Details tells the story of Bella, a young woman who upon discovering an old photograph in a book is compelled to take a journey through memories in order to find its owner. Little Details was recently named as The Irish Times “App of the Week” and came second in The Appys 2013.

Fun Laoghaire by Spraoi
Fun Laoghaire is a GPS game based on Dún Laoghaire Pier. The concept is to encourage kids to get active by giving them the incentive of unlocking a mini game every time they go out and go for a walk.

Hollow by Hollow
Hollow is a 2D fantasy puzzle platformer game revolving around a female character racing through an exotic and primal forest littered with bioluminescent characteristics.

Blend by Olly
Blend is a spice blending starter kit for the iPad. Blend allows the novice chef to spice up their meals using blends from around the world, and provides them with the steps, tips and tricks to create them successfully.

Feá by Morrigame
Feá is a magical side-scrolling game for iPad, set in ancient Ireland. The player controls both the mysterious cloaked girl, ‘Feá ‘ and her companion the crow. Together they make their way across valleys, forest and caves, battling enemies along the way.

Emigration Isle by Emigration Isle
Emigration Isle is a web documentary that illustrates periods of Irish emigration over the past 200 years through the lives of real emigrants.

The Nightingale by NCreative
NCreative presents a new interactive fairy tale story based on a Hans Christian Anderson tale for children. Immerse yourself in a story set in Imperial China and help the Great Emperor find the most beautiful bird in his kingdom – The Nightingale.