Paul Cooper recently left his job as a police officer to focus on his mobile app which helps bobbies on the beat. Paul struck gold at the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 after his app, Pocket Sergeant was declared the winner in the Mobile App category. Paul, a former Spalding officer lives in Market Deeping, Cambridgeshire.
At the awards ceremony, journalist and broadcaster Robin Bailey when describing Pocket Sergeant stated, “A starting point for a mobile app, revolutionising your market place is a pretty strong way to go. This app has done exactly that”.
Pocket Sergeant fought off competition from the likes of Simply Good Food TV and an app which provides life-saving relief in disaster scenarios to people with disabilities.
“Winning gold took me by surprise as the competition for the mobile app category was so strong this year. It is an amazing feeling to have a built product declared as the best in the region” explains Paul.
Already, Paul is working on new features for Pocket Sergeant which aim to help others. He says, “Pocket Sergeant is to become more victim-focused. I am in the process reaching out to charities nationwide who work alongside the emergency services. The concept will allow charity leaflets to be shared with members of the public electronically. The feature will increase confidence in the police, increase charity referrals and will help people seek the additional support they require.”
Pocket Sergeant has been invited to The Digital Awards 2017: Champions event which is to be held in London next year. Every gold winner from six regions automatically qualify for the event. For the first time in Digital Awards history, the overall winners in all 15 categories will be decided by public vote ahead of the presentation reception. Public voting will open on 1st December 2016.
Sockmonkey, Bob Makin stated, “We are elated Pocket Sergeant has won the award. We are delighted for Paul and for the guys here at Sockmonkey Studios. A lot of hard work has gone into making the app and reacting to user feedback. We are still working on improvements and updates for Pocket Sergeant. We hope we can continue to be the number one police and law-based app.”
Priced as £3.99, Pocket Sergeant is currently available on the Apple and Google Play Stores. Find out more information about the app by visiting the website directly at www.pocketsergeant.co.uk.