Letterkenny man creates Leaving Certificate App

Letterkenny man creates Leaving Certificate App

As leaving certificate students brace themselves for results this week, a Letterkenny man has created an App to calculate their points.

Paul Herron from the Long Lane in Letterkenny is a second year student at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).

His free App is certain to be used by thousands of students throughout the country who often encounter trouble when they excitedly try to calculate their points on the day.

The effort of calculating the points is often a stressful ordeal for students.

The technology student came up with the idea for the App after having heard a friend becoming stressed as they tried to tally their accumulated LC points.

Paul has already proven his worth at the university with his recent work.

The App can be downloaded from iTunes for free.

“I have a few more ideas in the pipeline,” he said.

“I have always been interested in computers since I was young. This is one of the best computer courses you can find in Ireland. I love the university and there are a lot of technological companies based here, so I am probably in the best place.”

A former student of St. Eunan’s College, Paul is a son of Annette and Pat Herron.

“The App will help to ease the stress for students next week and it will be one less thing for them to worry about,” he said.

The results will be available on Wednesday August 14 and online from 12 noon on the Examinations Commission website. Round one offers are expected to be published on Monday, August 19 and students will have until Monday 26 August to accept an offer.

You can download the App from: www.tinyurl.com/NUIGalwayApp.