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Glasgow Student Develops an App for Tennent’s Lovers

Sinead Donnelly

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Tennents app

The app is designed to help drinkers find the best pint no matter where they are in the world.

A student in Glasgow has developed an innovative app that enables punters to find and review pints of Tennent’s around the globe.

Jack Warnock, 20, developed the idea for the ‘T Time app’ after becoming a member of the Big Juicy Appreciation Society – a Facebook group where people rate their pints of Tennent’s.

The young innovator hails from Belfast and is currently a Computer Science student at the University of Glasgow.

After finishing his third year, Warnock was looking for some inspiration for a fun project to complete before starting his internship.

He said: “I was thinking it would be cool to be able to see on a map where people were going for a good pint of Tennent’s.

“What you do is you add a marker for where you are, and add a review for your pint. And that was largely the idea behind it – people going abroad would regularly ask where they could get a pint of Tennent’s, so this could help them.”

He said that making the app itself was not too challenging, adding: “I’ve made a few small apps before, but nothing as big as this. I mostly did it on my own, although a mate helped me with the graphics for the app.

Warnock said that although he created the app for “fun” he hopes to earn some money through featured ads on the app in the future.

To date, most app downloads have been UK based however, Warnock envisages a global appeal for the app.

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He said: “There have been a few downloads from places like Germany, France, Russia and the US.”

Warnock has apparently been overwhelmed by the amount of attention the app has received on Facebook.

He said: “I didn’t expect to get quite this much attention. So far, I’ve gotten around 700 likes, and I think maybe half of the people who’ve liked it have downloaded the app.”

Punters on the Big Juicy Appreciation Society were also enthusiastic about the idea behind Warnock’s creative app.

One wrote: “Class idea nout worse than going abroad and having to hunt for a T”. “Innovation at its finest,” commented another Facebook user.

Although the app is only available on Android, Warnock has aspirations to make it available on iOS as soon as possible.

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Sinead Donnelly

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