Secret Leeds

Local app firm saves popular Leeds website

App developers Tyrell Mobile have taken over one of Leeds’ most popular discussion forums after a period of uncertainty and technical issues.

SecretLeeds is dedicated to investigating quirky, unusual or mysterious aspects of the built environment, history and culture of the city of Leeds, both past and present.

Tyrell Mobile took over management of the site in January 2013 from previous owners Leeds City Council, who felt unable to continue to support the site adequately and were looking to spin it out to the community. This came after a period of extended technical issues with the site in November and December 2012, resulting in the site being unavailable for weeks at a time.

SecretLeeds was originally created in 2007 by Tyrell managing partner Duncan Scobie, and as the project had always been very close to his heart, he offered to help manage and preserve the site for the city.

The Tyrell team has spent the last few months updating the look and feel of the site, improving the functionality and generally doing a lot of work in the background to keep the site running. They promise to work hard to fix and improve SecretLeeds over the coming months and years.

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