mCommunity Launch

Representatives from Welsh small business were present to support the launch of the mCommunity smart phone application at Liberty Stadium in December. A cross-border partnership between Pembrokeshire College, Gower College Swansea in Wales and TSSG, part of the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland, the mCommunity project focuses on using mobile technology to positively engage two target groups, learners and businesses. The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme.

The project aims to work with small businesses to pilot how technology can improve their business effectiveness. mCommunity has also engaged adults not in employment, education or training by using mobile technology to help establish positive social networks. The project will pilot the delivery of learning, skills and qualifications to improve employment and educational opportunities through mobile technology.

Small businesses are benefitting from the development of the mCommunity app, which is has been developed by the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology. It is currently loaded on to Samsung, Google and Motorola android devices.

The event was an opportunity for all project partners, beneficiaries and contributors to discuss developments and share their experiences and ideas for future developments

MCommunities Launch from TSSG on YouTube.

For more information:

Twitter: @mCommunityPro
Facebook: mCommunity