June 1, 2011 2.26 pm This story is over 155 months old

Lincoln student’s app helps garden win at Chelsea

App win: An app made by a Lincoln student helped a florist company to win at a prestigious trade show.

A University of Lincoln student helped Interflora to win gold at the Chelsea Flower Show after he created an iPad app for them.

Sean Carr, a second year Media Production student, made the app that was incorporated into the floral exhibit so that visitors could interact with it.

The project came from a recent University of Lincoln graduate, David Clancy, who now works as a video producer for Interflora’s British unit.

He put out a call for a student to produce the app which would stand alongside Interflora’s exhibit and would be able to display images and videos.

Carr, who comes from Maidstone in Kent, was proud of his work: “I’m really chuffed to bits. This was my first app, so I was surprised and delighted that it was used at such a high-profile event.”

Carr’s tutor Ros Garland, Senior Lecturer within the School of Media, is proud of the app and says that it will be extremely beneficial for him: “Working on this sort of project in the second year of an undergraduate degree gives the student confidence and some professional experience going into level three.”

Clancy said that Carr “was great to work with” as he worked in a mature manner and obviously enjoyed the work.

Clancy added: “The exhibit won a gold medal, so has being receiving a lot of attention, not only at the show but via the press and TV coverage and we feel the app enhances the experience of those who visit it.”

The gold medal winning exhibit was called A Sense of Perspective and was designed by award-winning Interflora florist David Denyer. It was made up of nine seven-foot high doorways covered in a thousands of flowers each in a different colour.

Source: University of Lincoln