"Appsolutely" fabulous mobile app launched for Cumbrian town

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Keith McWhan and his wife Trish, centre, demonstrate the app to Copeland MP Trudy Harrison, right.
Keith McWhan and his wife Trish, centre, demonstrate the app to Copeland MP Trudy Harrison, right.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:56PM

A new mobile app is to be launched to promote all that is good about Whitehaven and give local charities a boost.

Designed by Keith and Trish McWhan, 'Whitehaven Appsolutely' will feature businesses and charities in the town as well as showcasing its beauty, heritage and culture.

The couple own Buzy Bee Software Services in Whitehaven and decided to launch the app largely to help charities in the area raise awareness of their services.

Mr McWhan explained: "My wife has a disability and I am her main care giver but this has not stopped us from running our own business from home and trying to make a difference in our local community.

“The app aims to provide a platform for local businesses and charities to connect to consumers using the latest technology as well as being an inexpensive way of advertising their products and services."

He added: "It has all the latest features to provide a 'hub' for Whitehaven where everything is in the one place and accessible by all.

“It will include push notifications highlighting offers and favourites options. People can customise the app so they are only informed about what they want to see.”

Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland, visited the couple at their home office to preview the app before its launch at the end of this month.

Mrs Harrison, said: “Keith and Trish's resilience really inspired me. As well as running Buzy Bee Software from their home in Whitehaven, Keith is the main carer for his wife, Trish.

"They are a truly motivational couple, working hard to create something special for Whitehaven.”

Mr McWhan explained that basic listings will be free to everyone with an upgraded listing, costing less than £1 a week.

Events can be added free of charge. There will also be a 50 per cent discount for local charitable organisations.

Until December 31 2017, those who register for an upgraded listing will only pay half price.

To register your business/organisation or to find out more information go to www.whitehavenappsolutely.co.uk or contact Keith on 01946 592682.

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