Two young entrepreneurs from Swindon are in a hurry to make their mark in the fast moving world of app development and mobile communications.
Jeevan Thandi, 18, from Shaw and Vito Faircloth, 19, from Highworth teamed up at Cirencester College last year to set up TriCreations after being paired up by a tutor to carry out a project together.
They quickly discovered mutual interests beyond academic study and have been developing turning projects into reality. “Our ideas really started to spark when we talked about our future aims,” said Jeevan. “I do most of the design and coding and Vito concentrates on business development and marketing.”
Vito and Jeevan, pushing the boundaries with TriCreations
At present neither have a desire to go to university and have work placements arranged, now that they’ve completed A’ Levels, to give them the space to develop TriCreation projects.
Jeevan created a GCSE and A Level revision app called Cs2Az, when he attended Bradon Forest School, aged 15. Their TriCreations apps are covering a wide range of interests. Their first, called SubFeed, allows teachers to upload documents and lecture notes for students to view on mobile devices and has been adopted by several departments at Cirencester College.
“It supersedes older software written for computers and adapted for mobile,” said Jeevan. “Ironically it’s the history department who use the new technology the most.”
Vito added: “We knew we were going in the right direction when students told us how easy it is to access the information by entering a code on their mobiles compared with trying to log into the college computers. They like being able to look up notes and revise where the are and at times they choose.”
Their app has been adopted by Solihull College and Jeevan and Vito presented their work to 1,000 delegates at an Institute of Education conference in London earlier this year.
They also released a revision app for psychology students called SafMed before launching an addictive reaction game called Stop the Dots which is available at the Apple App Store.
“We’re really enjoying learning how to bring apps to market and attracting attention to our work,” said Vito. “It’s all good experience; hopefully a big corporation will soon come knocking on our door to discuss opportunities.”