Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (346)

John Deasy

Question:

346. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Social Protection the apps her 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. [5465/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

My Department is currently carrying out some exploratory work in relation to the development of Apps to be deployed in the future. At present the only App which has been deployed by my Department in the past three years is as follows:

App

Developer

Cost (excluding VAT)

FÁS Jobseeker App

Monsoon Consulting Ltd

€ 11,485

This app was originally developed by FÁS. My Department assumed responsibility for it on the transfer of the FÁS Employment Services to my Department in January 2012. The details provided refer to a contract placed for the further development and updating of the app as a result of a competitive tender process in 2013. Information is currently being gathered in relation to apps developed in agencies under the control of the Department. This information will be sent to the Deputy as soon as it is available.

Question No. 347 withdrawn.