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Smart Phone Walking App Placement - East Scotland

Games Development
Ref: 343 Date Posted: Wednesday 30 Apr 2014
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Smart Phone Walking App Placement, 12 weeks, June-August, Edinburgh, £1100 per month

 

  1. Basic purpose of the placement and its primary objectives

 

  • To develop an Android app which encourages people to walk more to improve their health.
  1. Main duties:
  • Work with local government and charities to elicit requirements for an app to encourage people to walk
  • Design the interface with the team
  • Implement these designs for Android
  • Technical and user testing
  1. Knowledge and skills required:
  • Knowledge of programming technologies such as Java and object-oriented techniques
  • Experience of games development or mobile app development is desirable but not essential
  1. Person skills:
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Confident and professional manner
  • Proactive
  • Team player
  1. Working conditions:
  • Based in office in Riccarton
  • Core working hours 10am – 4pm

 

Essential

Desirable

Education/Qualifications

2 years undergraduate study or equivalent

On track for a 2:1 or first class Honours degree

 

Experience

 

In-depth knowledge of programming technologies such as Java and object-oriented techniques

 

Previous experience of developing mobile or game applications

Skills/Personal Requirements

Ability to work on own initiative, with minimal supervision

 

Good attention to detail

 

Excellent organisational skills

 

Confident and professional manner

 

Proactive

 

Team player

Interest in health and well being

Lack of physical inactivity is a leading cause of disease in the Western word, with few adults meeting the government’s recommended  target of 10000 steps per day. There is increasing interest in developing technology to motivate people to change their behaviour. This internship offers a real world opportunity to work with local government health care providers and charities to develop a socially useful  mobile phone app.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 29th April at 5pm

Apply online now to start your e-Placement Scotland journey with Heriot Watt University.

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