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31st May 2011, 11:04am
Student’s Chelsea Flower Show app is blooming marvellous
Sean setting up the iPad for Interflora's display Lincoln student Sean Carr helped Interflora’s gold medal-winning display really shine at this year’s RHS Chelsea thanks to an iPad app he created for them.

Sean, a second year BA (Hons) Media Production student, produced the brand new app which was incorporated in the breathtaking floral exhibit allowing thousands of visitors to interact with it.

His proud tutor Ros Garland, Senior Lecturer within the School of Media and specialist in digital media production, said: “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 3. Sean is already researching new ways of creating apps and suggesting solutions using the new iPad technologies.”  

The project came about when David Clancy, recent School of Media graduate and now video producer for Interflora’s British Unit, put out the call for a student to produce an iPad app as the finishing touch for the global company’s stand.

Entitled ‘A Sense of Perspective’, the floral installation, with its unique architectural structure, was designed by award-winning Interflora florist David Denyer. Nine 7' high doorways were adorned with many of thousands of flowers, each radiating a different colour.

The brief for the accompanying app was to quickly build a fully branded app to sit alongside Interflora's floral exhibit that would be able to display images and video as well as hosting a fully operational mobile site, all within a branded environment.

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