Great news today for one female app developer as Isle of Wight resident, Gem Barrett, releases CalmCall, an app for iPhone and iPod touch devices which provides advice and audio examples for managing aggressive telephone behaviour. She is the first female iOS developer on the Island to release an app for sale in Apple’s iTunes app store.
What does CalmCall do?
The 25 year old from Ryde runs the design and development development company, Squeaky Clean Creations, and describes CalmCall as “a unique reference tool which can really help people to deal with a wide range of difficult telephone conversations where aggression may be a factor.”
She continues, “Having worked in telesales while I was at university, I know how valuable this advice can be to someone dealing with an aggressive customer. To be involved in such a project is wonderful, and being the ﬁrst female on the Isle of Wight to create and sell an iOS app is a very proud moment in my life.
“I hope that this inspires other Islanders to learn app development, especially potential female developers as programming is one of the least gender-equal jobs.”
How did CalmCall come about?
The app is the brainchild of Ray Braithwaite, a trainer and author based in Newchurch who specialises in methods of managing aggression.
He says “CalmCall was designed to help telephonists, call centre staff, receptionists and other workers who may experience difﬁcult telephone conversations.”
“I’m really thrilled with the way CalmCall has turned out” says Ray. “It started out as an embryonic
Powerpoint presentation and ended up a fully functional app with audio examples of techniques, a section of body language and even some top tips. Gem has done a great job!”
CalmCall download and offers
To download CalmCall simply go to www.itunes.com/apps/calmcall.
Ten lucky On The Wight readers have a chance to download the App free of charge.
The first ten readers to email firstname.lastname@example.org will be emailed the promotional code, allowing them access to a free download.
For those who miss out on a promo code, you can still get CalmCall at a reduced price as the launch price is just 69p (normally £1.99) until Monday 17th September.