University College Dublin’s (UCD) IT Services group’s recently launched UCD Mobile App has achieved more than 5,000 downloads on Apple iOS devices and 1,000 downloads on Android devices.
The free app, which was developed in partnership with Blackboard, is designed to deliver meaningful services within the short attention window available to iPhone and Android smartphone users.
It is aimed at staff and students at the university, as well a prospective students and visitors.
The app includes a range of useful services, like Directory, Maps, Mobile Learn and Events.
“A recent survey shows that the Mobile Learn aspect is the most popular module, providing students with direct access to their coursework,” Brian Morrissey, head of IT Services at UCD told Siliconrepublic.com.
“After that, staff and students also make good use of the News and Events modules.
UCD app directory uses GPS to locate people
“Visitors may find it useful to search the Directory for details of the person they are meeting, and then click through to see their location on the map. They can also see their own location (via GPS) in relation to their target,” Morrissey said.
Morrissey said the next phase of the app will include Library services, Grades and File storage.
You can download the free app from the Apple App Store or Android Market, searching for UCD Mobile.