The idea for Synap started with James Gupta and Omair Vaiyani both medical students at the University of Leeds, England when they were looking for a more effective way to study for their own exams. The pair learnt how to code, and built a basic website and app called MyCQs which allowed students to create, practice and share their own Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) tests online, and practice them on their smartphones.
The original intention was to create something that would help them and other people in their university as a fun project one summer, but MyCQs amassed over 13,000 downloads in under six hours, from a whole range of people across the world. Use of the app has been strong ever since, with users creating over 200,000 multiple choice questions between them for practically every topic under the sun. James and Omair continued to add features to the site, learning more about the processes involved in learning and incorporating them into MyCQs over time.
Synap is both a natural evolution and a significant improvement of our work on MyCQs. It is a platform were working on that will completely change the way students and professionals study. With a successful crowdfunded investment raise of £200,000, we have huge plans for Synap in 2016.