Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (537)

John Deasy


537. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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. [5463/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Probation Service has developed an application, which is currently being piloted, to allow their community service supervisors to input data from their mobile phones which then integrates with the Service’s case tracking system. The community service supervisors are based on various sites and the data transferred will include their daily site attendance and will allow for more efficient and effective communications between them and the offices to which they report. It is also proposed to utilise this method to transfer health and safety and other important information in a timely and more efficient manner within community service. The software was developed by Bluewave Technology at a cost of €6,365.25