A new ‘Snooka’ phone app, developed and created by Birmingham-based entrepreneur, 80-year-old Tom Elliott from Erdington, is now ready and available for download via Apple’s App Store. Tom explains: “‘Snooka’ is an engaging and challenging way of playing snooker on an iPad but without the need for a cue. It’s fiendishly good fun and totally compelling, with loads of different skill levels to master. “There’s no need to struggle with snooker cues, angles, cushions or the like, one simply touches the screen to move the cue ball.” Created with support and help from Coventry University’s “Touch Digital” department together with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), gamers can access a tutorial to help them move from easy, to medium skill level, before then taking on the more challenging and difficult stages as they progress. Added Tom: “I’m so excited and delighted to have my ‘snooka’ app on sale, something I could never have done without the help and support from everyone involved. They’ve been simply fantastic!” Tom paid tribute and credited Birmingham-based IT company Kamazoy for steering him through the IT maze, as well as project director, Si Ma, for overseeing iOS development and sound, and project assistant for UI/UX design, Qing Young. Serial game creator Tom is now working on a range of other projects for launch in the near future. The ‘Snooka’ iPad app is exclusively available for download from the App Store for just 69p.