Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (288)

John Deasy


288. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the apps his Department or attached agencies have been involved in developing for smartphones and other multimedia devices in the past three years; the cost and the software developer employed in each case. [5462/14]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

My Department has had two smartphone Apps developed during the period on question, both for internal use. The first is an Android app to support the annual scanning of assets. It was developed by Fujitsu (Ireland) Ltd. at a cost of €3,595. The second was a Blackberry app to allow travelling staff access the Department's internal phone directory using official Blackberry devices. It was developed by System Dynamics as part of a wider package of work. The estimated cost of this piece of the project, based on the number of days' development, testing and deployment required is €6,088. The development of apps by my Department’s Agencies would be a day to day matter for those Agencies. However, I am asking those Agencies to provide me with the information requested and will forward this to the Deputy on receipt.