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University of Ulster computing graduate Ciaran Moran from the Waterside in Derry has secured full time employment with local software development company, EyeSpyFx. He is the fifth University of Ulster graduate to join the company.

Ciaran, who is a past pupil of the Immaculate Conception College was awarded a BSc Honours in Computing, second class, first division at the Magee campus summer graduation ceremonies in the Millennium Forum this week.

Cutting edge software development company EyeSpyFx, was one of the first Irish companies to develop an Application for the iPad - Apple’s latest innovative product to hit the marketplace. The company was established in 2002 by University of Ulster academic Anthony (Anto) Hutton and since then, it has gone from strength to strength.

Anto said: “Ciaran will be working on developing apps for the soon to be released Windows Mobile 7 platform. Ciaran's major undergraduate project was a Windows Mobile app and his work in EyeSpyFX will build on that experience."

Ideas emerging from Anto’s research into the remote control of robotic devices via the web led to EyeSpyFX’s first product; a mobile phone App for controlling pan and tilt webcams. From this core experience in webcam communications, EyeSpyFx has evolved into specialist App developers working with a wide range of global webcam and security cam manufacturers.

The company has expanded its services into the design and development of bespoke Applications on varied projects and on multiple platforms, including Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, Android and iPhone.

EyeSpyFx’s Portfolio App for the iPad, ‘Ireland; Myths and Legends’, was developed in close collaboration with one of Ireland’s most celebrated artists, Jim Fitzpatrick who is internationally renowned for his colourful and iconic decorative Celtic artwork.

It is the first in a series of portfolio Apps that EyeSpyFx is developing in collaboration with Fitzpatrick. It broad appeal to many different markets and potential users at home and abroad is expected to generate a lot of interest at home and abroad.

The App allows the user to explore and expand the finest details of Jim Fitzpatrick's intricate artwork using the ‘pinch and stretch’ function of the iPad, allowing it to be appreciated in an entirely new and entertaining way.