A Coventry binman could hit the jackpot financially if his iPhone app proves to be a hit.
According to the Coventry Telegraph, Rob Shoesmith, 27, of Whitley, is one of just eight people worldwide chosen from 12,000 entries to design a new iPhone application.
The competition run by MEDL Mobile, a company that builds iPhone applications, offers winners 25 per cent of any profits once the application is available on the Apple iTunes App Store.
Rob is tight-lipped about his iPhone application design in case anyone steals his idea, but will reveal the application is a problem-solving tool, a user-generated advice service.
“I think it will really catch on because it will connect people from different countries and cultures. People will be able to relate to it.”
He's also been in regular contact with the MEDL Mobile team to ensure the application remains true to his original idea.
"I have always been interested in web development, but I didn’t have the technical skills. This way I could get the help I needed, and I’ve been in regular contact with the developers every day. I didn’t want to just design it and let them do the work. It’s been really hands-on."
The binman added he hoped eventually to work for himself and if the application proves a success buy his girlfriend a horse.
Which applications get the green light depends on five factors says MEDL Mobile – originality, functionality, simplicity, revenue, opportunity and fun. More information on how to submit ideas can be found here.
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