Former Sheffield Hallam University student celebrates success of new app

Former Sheffield Hallam University student, Leon Read  is the founder of 'The Meal Wheel' app

Former Sheffield Hallam University student, Leon Read is the founder of 'The Meal Wheel' app

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A former Sheffield Hallam University student is celebrating after an app he designed to introduce people to new restaurants and cafes in their area went on sale.

The Meal Wheel can be downloaded from the Apple app store.

Leon Reed, aged 27, who moved to Sheffield in 2008 to study Fine Art and still lives in the city, said: “It can be used by anyone, anywhere in the world who can’t decide where to eat.

“Even if you’re on holiday and in new surroundings The Meal Wheel can find you a little bit of food heaven in unfamiliar places.”

He said he was inspired to design an app following his cousin’s success after he launched The Night Sky app, which is one of the most popular available.

“Having an idea for an app, designing and developing it into the vision you had then letting the whole world see what you’ve come up with just by clicking download is incredible,” added Leon.

He said the idea came when a group of friends could not decide what or where to eat one evening.

The app will be available for Android users in November, when it will be officially launched.

Leon received help from Sheffield Hallam University’s Enterprise Team to set up his business.

The Enterprise Team supports any student or graduate of up to five years with advice from experts, office space, workshops and funding.

He is also behind the Breadbreadbread app, which has a selection of bread recipes and the Christmas Dinners app, which helps people cook a traditional Christmas dinner but also alternatives.

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