Should MyFitnessPal Make Some Changes?

Let me start by saying that I’m a huge fan of MyFitnessPal  (MFP). I have used it for a few years now, religiously at first but now on a more casual basis. I’ve always found it really handy to be able to quickly add my food and exercise, especially when compared to some other apps that don’t have the database capability like MFP.

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ParkSmart

In a recent University project, myself and a team of developers have been working on a new car park management system named ‘ParkSmart’.

What is ParkSmart?This is the logo for ParkSmart

ParkSmart is an app, which companies will invest in to allow their car park users to
download. The company will choose what features they want the app to have, and we would design their app based on their preferences in relation to the parking solutions they wish to offer.

Features that can be included are:

  • Parking Finder – where real time information is available to direct users to an empty car parking space
  • Reserving a space – again, using real time information
  • Secure online payment – to save users fumbling around for spare change

Working on this project has been an interesting insight into website development, and also being creative and innovative in an idea. We carried out a focus group to gain support for the idea, and at Salford University it was very much supported due to participants often struggling to get a space in the car parks nearest to their lectures.

Please take a look at our websiteTwitter & Facebook pages for more information,  and let me know your thoughts.

ICT to Computer Science

In 2018, ‘Computer Science’ and ‘Computing’ will have fully replaced the existing ‘ICT’ lessons we once knew at secondary school. The new curriculum? Algorithms, binary code, the interaction between hardware and software, Boolean logic and even programming languages.

Algorithms will have already been introduced at Key stage 1 (5-6 year olds), and kids will be familiar with two programming languages by the time they reach secondary school. Having self taught algorithms, binary numbers and a few other of the aspects myself in the past couple of years is setting the bar high for these future minds.

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