HallHang App for university Halls
19-year-old tech entrepreneur builds HallHang, a student-only app to boost interaction in university halls.
19:25 30 July 2018
Lydia Jones, a 19-year-old serial tech entrepreneur, has designed a student-only app to help students make the most out of their time at universities through shared experiences.
Called the HallHang, the app features a built-in GPS technology to guide users to student-hosted gatherings and events around their halls, such as game and movie nights.
For the project, Lydia enlisted the expertise of delivery partners, the Liverpool Business School and the Faculty of Engineering and Technology to gather market research data. The project was carried out through the Activate programme, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Jonathon Clark, Business and Technology Manager, LCR Activate, said: “Launching a new product business can be extremely hard for SME’s in the creative and digital sector. There are so many young entrepreneurs, like Lydia, who have the skills and ideas but lack the resources to examine the feasibility of the product – and that’s exactly why we saw a need for the Activate project.”
HallHang, which is already being used in three Liverpool universities, is available on the App Store. It is currently undergoing software updates to incorporate flat verification, group chats and geolocation to expand more universities across the north.