AN Aberdeen teenager has developed and launched smartphone software which offers customer track and trace capabilities – in just three clicks.
Sami Brown, 15, spent weeks getting to grips with government guidelines for the hospitality and other sectors to develop, from scratch, a cost-effective, simple solution for businesses seeking a streamlined track and trace method for clients and customers.
Working with software developers at digital solutions company Fennex, the Robert Gordon’s College pupil created and launched the ScanEasy system which offers a three-click, digital solution to collect customer data from visitors in settings such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, hairdressers, nurseries, sports groups and others.
Sami has already secured three city centre clients including CUP Café, Jojo’s Coffee Shop and Orka Artisan Café.
ScanEasy has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of NHS Test and Protect protocol and uses a QR code scanning solution which can be easily accessed from any smartphone.
Angela Kozak, CUP owner, said: ”There are so many track and trace options out there and when we saw how simple yet effective ScanEasy is, it was a no brainer for us.
“When local restrictions were lifted and re-opening was permitted, we were safe in the mind that we could easily monitor customer and staff movements”.
Sami added: “When I had the idea to digitally collect customer information for pubs and restaurants to support the new track and trace requirements, I was excited as I knew I could work with a developer to bring my ideas to life.
“I have loved using my skills as well as learning new ones to launch a brand-new app that can help to save lives.”