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How to create your own app

Per la sua impresa da Guinness, effettuare nel minor tempo possibile tutte le fermate della metro di Londra, Geoff Marshall aveva bisogno di conoscere ogni dettaglio della Tube (scale, ascensori, carrozze da scegliere): ecco quindi l’idea di creare un’app specifica. Nasce così Station Master, e questa è la sua storia… By Mark Worden - LANGUAGE LEVEL C1 (ADVANCED)

Geoff Marshall (Standard British accent)

Hello, I’m Geoff, I’m a Londoner, I’m the world record-holder for travelling to all the Tube stations in London in the fastest time possible, and because of that, I built my own iPhone Apple app because, to get that world record, I needed to know the best carriage to be in in every train station, and we had a note of that information on paper in a notebook. And I thought one day, “This could be on my phone in an app,” so me and my friend Matt, the two of us, sat down and we took all this information about, you know, being in the front carriage, being in the rear carriage, put it into a database, subscribed up to Apple’s developer programme, got all the tools and goodies  and learnt how to put that information into an app, which we now sell on the Apple iTunes store, so I have my own app on my phone, which I use when I’m out on trains to... remind myself of which carriage I should be in!

The interview continues in the July issue of Speak Up, click here to listen to it.