A talented computer software student who studied in Preston is being fast-tracked to work for Apple.Advertisement
Felix Krause created a programme called fastlane during his final year at the University of Central Lancashire.
It allows new apps which have been developed for the iPhone or iPad to be submitted quicker through the computer giant’s App Store.
Felix’s app was released and has been used more than 5,000 times and he says it saves 200 hours of time per day by speeding up the process.
Now Apple have come calling for the 21-year-old Austrian who has just graduated with a first-class degree in software engineering.
He said: “It was a massive surprise to find that Apple had contacted me directly to say the company is interested in exploring my work further.
“I have always wanted to work for Apple but never thought I would be good enough so for its developers to approach me is amazing.”
He is now heading for Silicon Valley to begin a three month internship.
Principal lecturer in computing Chris Casey said: “To land an internship with one of the world’s top companies straight out of university is a massive achievement and something that Felix should be very proud of.
“Felix came up with an original idea for a project and implemented it very professionally. It’s an outstanding software engineering project; a creative and beautifully designed solution to a significant problem. The interest from external software developers has been unique and I hope he has the opportunity to develop the software further.”