- Marty Johnson, Georgetown University
- Brett Bendickson, Application Architect, University of Arizona
- UA public land grant institution
- Founded in 1885
- 40,072 students
- UA implementation forces selection of user role via additions.
- Lots of students want to access university gmail account through the mobile app, NOT the built-in email client (this is an interesting observation, in my opinion).
- Usage by module: map, transit, people, catalog
- Usage by user: 87,191 sessions (about 3,000/day), 21,302 users (about 760/day)
- In 2013 there were 18,600 iOS downloads. Downloads spike for us in January and during orientation.
- Android downloads are at about 22,000 and show a similar download pattern
- AZ Mobile 3.2 current (Modo Labs 2.2); native tablet support; added library module
- AZ Mobile 3.3 (Modo 2.3); upgrade to 2.3; add rec center module that was developed internally. This will work with the resources module.
- Portal: focus is currently on desktop view, but also working on a mobile view. We’re doing a lot of custom development within Modo Labs, consuming PeopleSoft web services.
- We’re excited about the direct messaging to the device, i.e. “you just got an ‘A’ in History”
QUESTION: What software are you using in the rec center to feed the resources module?
BRETT: I don’t know, but can find out for you.
- GUMobile (Modo Labs)
- We love additions! 3 campuses, 7 editions
- NextGUTS (DoubleMap).
- GAAP Weekend
- We use a welcome screen by default
- Our biggest challenge is getting accurate data from facilities and dining services.
- LiveSafe (safe ride)
- Laundry Alert (Quantifize)
- NSO / OWN-IT (DoubleDutch)
- Experiments: CampusQuad; Usher (MicroStrategy); Radius Networks
- Usher: is a mobile “go card” that does multi-factor authentication (picture and QR code). It can also be used to log into other applications. We are hoping to add door opening functionality in the near future.
- Working with Radius Networks to help students and parents find the admissions office from the parking lot.
- Core Tenets: our users are distracted, focused activities (short, sweet, and spontaneous), low barrier to entry (gradual engagement), personalized (location and time aware), adaptable.
- Looking forward: we believe we will have a portfolio of apps (safety, transportation, specific events, academic tasks, auth/identification); framework versus dedicated apps; app promotion
Question: have you used Kurogo in a kiosk mode?
Question: Marty, who is Georgetown piloting this with?
Marty: new students.
Marty: We can imagine using iBeacons in the dorms for providing updates, i.e. water is out, emergency shelter in place notifications, etc.