Barking curtain designer makes shopping easy with new mobile app

Jean French, 55, has launched an app that allows people to choose curtains with the click of a butto

Jean French, 55, has launched an app that allows people to choose curtains with the click of a button - Credit: Archant

Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy a pair of curtains in the comfort of your own home, without having to pick up a tape measure or sift through yards of material?

Jean French, 55, has launched an app that allows people to choose curtains with the click of a butto

Jean French, 55, has launched an app that allows people to choose curtains with the click of a button - Credit: Archant

One woman was so determined to cut the lengthy process down, she launched her very own app allowing users to measure up and create a new pair, with just few taps of a phone.

Designer Jean French, 55, of Longbridge Road, Barking, has launched Moving Curtains Ltd to make the process easier for her customers.

The program, for mobile and tablet devices, allows users to photograph their own windows before adding a whole number of curtain designs and colours over the top to visualise the finished product.

Jean said: “Sometimes when people don’t know what they want, the process of choosing new curtains can take hours so I’m over the moon the app is being launched.


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“It shows all types of curtains and pelmets, which you can select. You can also take a picture of a blank window, choose a curtain design, scan in fabric and they can all be shown together within the app – it’s very clever.

“Making and buying curtains is too expensive to get wrong.”

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The app can also save and load past projects for later use and can calculate a breakdown of costs based on the design and individual measurements.

PhD software engineering student Ivan Semelis, 25, from Dagenham, designed the software after meeting Jean at a University of East London event supporting local female-owned companies.

He said: “The Moving Curtains project has given me extensive practical and theoretical knowledge in app development, and programming generally.

“I’m delighted it’s now launched and fully working, and people are happy with it.”

The app is available from Google Play for £3.99. For more information visit movingcurtains.com

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