Jamaican – UTech Graduate Creates One Of The Most Popular 10-Digit Converters Available In Google Play Store
Scores of Jamaicans are turning to the Google Play Store for help to convert the seven digit telephone numbers in their contact list to meet the new 10-digit dialling regime, but not many are aware that one of the most popular conversion applications (apps) is made by one of their countrymen.
Jerome Campbell, a 31-year-old Jamaican information technology specialist and app designer, is responsible for the second highest rated country code converter in the Google Play Store, with more than 20,000 downloads and a 4.5 rating out of five.
Campbell’s CodeApp adds the missing digits within seconds, converting all the numbers to the necessary 10-digits.
“I quickly realised that this was an opportunity, because to change out the numbers manually would be tedious. So, CodeApp was a pre-emptied solution to the problem. There are other international apps out there but I still wanted to put my app in the game” Campbell told The Sunday Gleaner.
Campbell, who grew up in Lawrence Tavern with both parents, attended Lawrence Tavern Primary and Oberlin High schools before entering The University of Technology (UTech) at age 15.