Mr Smart discovers he’s got an app-titude

Craig Smart, 29, and his son Hayden, six, of Woodlands, with the Christmas app they have developed together. Picture: Liz Mockler D2867LM
Craig Smart, 29, and his son Hayden, six, of Woodlands, with the Christmas app they have developed together. Picture: Liz Mockler D2867LM
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TECHNOLOGY whizzkid Craig Smart has put pay to the theory that there is nothing in a name.

The 29-year-old has set his mind to developing applications for smartphones - which allow phone users to download games, links and quizzes to their mobiles.

His latest application is called the Xmas App, which features Christmas carols, a Find Santa game, a toy quiz and an email Santa option.

He developed the app, which costs 69 pence to download, with inspiration from his six-year-old son, Hayden and this is not their first father and son collaboration.

Craig, of The Park in Woodlands, said: “I’ve already worked with Hayden on a few previous projects.

“It’s great to test ideas out on him.

“I just started doing it this year. I’m dyslexic so I do struggle with the spelling side of things.”

The pair have also developed apps for Woodlands Primary School to help test kids on their numbers and timetables.

Hayden’s Timetables is a free app, which has already been tested at the school, where Hayden is a pupil.

With a mixture of free and paid-for apps, Craig has already got a number of apps selling well.

He has developed one which is a game called Guess The Flag, and also an app which aims to help people learn the phonetic alphabet and a Build Your Own Quiz app.

Other apps in the making include a Donny Dog app - which aims to encourage children to learn more about Doncaster Rovers.

Craig, who works as a level crossing keeper at Heyworth, is also keen to hear from people about any apps they would like to see on the market.

He added: “I’m thinking about expanding the website so I’m really keen for any ideas.”

Craig says if anyone has an idea for something they’d like an app for, he’d be happy to look into developing it.

He is also looking for any sponsorship or marketing deals than anyone might be interested in.

To see further examples and demos of Craig’s work, visit www.thehermonapps.com