If anyone has ever worked close to a NCT Centre, you are probably used to being constantly asked for directions to it. Our offices are based right next door to one very business NCT centre, Deansgrange NCT Centre. In fairness, it’s not the most obvious of locations and until a couple of months ago, the estate didn’t even exist on Google Maps.
However, I couldn’t help but get annoyed when people would stop me on my way to the shop for lunch and ask me for directions when they are parked literally right in front of it. Maybe it’s just my old age, but I ended up resorting to just pointing a finger in the direction of the centre to anyone that started slowing down as I passed their car – I just knew what they were going to ask.
So when at a meeting with a local client who also works from Deansgrange Business Park, discussed the annoyance of this in between discussions of developing apps for her company, she said “wouldn’t it be great if their was an app for directions to NCT centres…”!!
Since we were in the middle of developing other apps for ourselves, just to show that we could in fact develop them, I thought this was a great idea to launch as our first Android App.
So here it is!!
The NCT Centre Finder App is FREE and available on the Android App Market. Just search for “NCT” in the market place and you should be able to find it quite easily.
Currently the app is very simple, it lists NCT Centres by county and A-Z. We’ve built it in such a way that most functions can be run offline without a connection to the Internet. So you can see simple maps and addresses etc. Another simple tool we added was a “Checklist”. The checklist is a simple tool that lists all the items needed in preparation for your NCT test.
We wanted to do so much more with this app, but thought we should let it fly first and see if anyone is interested in using it. Please email us with any suggestions or items you’d like added and we’ll see what we can do!
The App is also available for the iPhone, simply visit www.2bscene.ie/nct on your iPhone Web Browser and it will run from there. You can also add it to your desktop on your iPhone, which will mean you will have a lovely glossy icon on your desktop.
And of course – if you’d like an iPhone or Android app for your business – why not call us and see what we can do for you!