Brothers’ homework app was inspired by fitness trackers

John and Carl Lynch’s app was used by 20,000 students during the first lockdown and has been fine-tuned and updated with input from students themselves

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
25th October, 2020
Brothers’ homework app was inspired by fitness trackers
Carl Lynch, a teacher at St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, co-founded Ekker with his brother John, a farmer. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

One is a dairy farmer, the other a maths teacher, together they plan to change the way everyone studies. The Lynch brothers, John and Carl, have far from traditional tech backgrounds but their app Ekker might be exactly what parents need as the country endures another lockdown.

The business provides a new way to help young people study. It works like a fitness tracker, providing advice and tracking to improve the quality of their work....

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