Photographer invents Dagenham Sunday Market phone app

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 March 2017

Chris Woodman

Chris Woodman


A photographer has invented a free phone app to help shoppers get the best out of Dagenham Sunday Market.

Chris Woodman, 38, from Pitsea, who runs his own photography business, has been busy creating the software which helps market-goers find stalls they’re interested in and gain discounts with traders.

He designed the app, which is available on Apple and Android, to help enhance awareness of traders that work in Essex and east London.

“Hopefully it’s going to be a success,” he said.

“I lived in the county all my life and was given all the tools to create applications and came up with the idea and researched it and no one had done anything like this before.”

“The app will offer you discounts when shopping, everything you need to know about the market and all its stalls, to help make your trip more accessible.”

He added: “It’s very simple so young and old people can both use it,” he added.

“It gives you a list of all the shops, so you can browse exactly what stalls you want to go too.

“It also gives directions to the stall of your choice.”

Chris is now hoping it can be a success and that he can give something back to the market, which helped him fund the project.

“I want to give back to them, so we have got sponsorship slots on the app, which will fund it for as long as it runs,” he explained.

“It’s free for traders to be on there, but they can pay to be at the top of their category.

“The main aim is about raising awareness for local businesses and keeping jobs in the area.”

You can download the Dagenham Sunday Market app on the App Store and Android.

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