Hull students design winning app


Published: Tuesday 10th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Four Hull college students have seen their new code-breaking phone app launched nationwide this week.

Google Play has put the Hymers College teenagers’ CryptoConnex in its online store after they won technology giant Samsung’s Apps For Good contest.

The South Korean company hosts the competition as part of its technology learning scheme aimed at developing a new digital-savvy generation.

Samsung agreed to finance the remainder of the project’s development after the app was crowned the winner.

Fred Price, Holly Dyson, Harriet Rotherford-Snowden and Paula Bowes beat off the challenges of 17,000 rival entries with an idea they had dreamed up over a year earlier.

They employed technology seen in the film The Imitation Game that revolves around a technique for transferring and storing secret messages called cryptography.

Players have to work through different levels, which become increasingly difficult as their skills develop.

The four students were invited to Samsung’s headquarters for a ceremony to mark the launch of the app, which is also set to appear on Android stores.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Tuesday 10th February 2015 by The News Editor

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