New app will be a guide to what Daventry has to offer

Daventry Town Council
Daventry Town Council

A new phone app is set to be launched for visitors and residents, detailing what Daventry has to offer.

The app has been backed by Daventry Town Council and is currently in the final stages of development before being officially launched at the Summer Samba event during Daventry Arts Festival.

It has been developed by Kieran Nellist, 28, from Braunston, and will be free to download on both Android and iOS, and will be funded by local advertising.

The app will give people details on local attractions, groups, services and more on their phones, as well as promoting businesses and more.

Mr Nellist said: “I’m a local person and up until recently I was running a digital company with some friends where we developed software and apps and that type of thing, but I always had an interest in tourism and local promotion.

“Unfortunately our business didn’t take off in that direction and ended up in a different sector. So I went out alone and started developing it myself. I’ve already created one for Braunston, and hopefully in future there will be a network of them covering local towns and villages all linked together.

“I went to the town council because I wanted to get their endorsement, which they gave on Monday night, and because they are an important body in the town, and they run the museum.

“I’m working on the events part of the app at the moment, which will list everything going on locally.

“It will have local maps, and eventually the ability for people to map their walks or runs. I also want to develop it so the maps are available offline, because once you get away from the town the phone signal can get a little slow for downloading.

“The app is currently being tested and I’m getting feedback from that, and it’s due to be launched to the public on July 11.”

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