Presentation Title

MavAssist iPhone Application

Advisor Information

Harvey Siy

Location

Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Presentation Type

Exhibit

Start Date

8-3-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

8-3-2013 4:00 PM

Abstract

Mobile application development is an area of computer science that is becoming increasingly popular at an extremely fast rate. Due to the increase in the amount of smart phones on the market, being able to develop for a mobile platform is incredibly important and I feel that it should be a major focus in schools. Because of this belief, I set out to better my own mobile development skills by creating an application that could not only increase my understanding of the field but also help out my university and hopefully others down the line. Not only do I hope to make students’ lives easier, but I plan to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of current university resources, which means spending less and doing more with what they have. I believe that much of the current student experience is overcomplicated by unnecessary tasks that could be easily aided or in many case replaced by an intuitive system that is easily accessible through smart phones. The idea is to take all of the data that the university already collects, possibly improve upon it a little, and present it to students in a much smarter way. This is not simply a mobile version of a school website, this is an entirely new way to be a student. With the potential of helping students with everything from finding their way to and throughout buildings, to locating things in a library, and even the ability to find the closest available parking space to their next class at any given time. This is just the start of what it means to be a student in the digital age. My hope is that with my prototypes potential the university will work with me to implement this into the everyday lives of all students on campus. If done correctly it could change what it means to be a student at a major university. It’s only a matter of time before every campus has a tool like this, the only question is whether or not we lead the way and show others what is possible.

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MavAssist iPhone Application

Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Mobile application development is an area of computer science that is becoming increasingly popular at an extremely fast rate. Due to the increase in the amount of smart phones on the market, being able to develop for a mobile platform is incredibly important and I feel that it should be a major focus in schools. Because of this belief, I set out to better my own mobile development skills by creating an application that could not only increase my understanding of the field but also help out my university and hopefully others down the line. Not only do I hope to make students’ lives easier, but I plan to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of current university resources, which means spending less and doing more with what they have. I believe that much of the current student experience is overcomplicated by unnecessary tasks that could be easily aided or in many case replaced by an intuitive system that is easily accessible through smart phones. The idea is to take all of the data that the university already collects, possibly improve upon it a little, and present it to students in a much smarter way. This is not simply a mobile version of a school website, this is an entirely new way to be a student. With the potential of helping students with everything from finding their way to and throughout buildings, to locating things in a library, and even the ability to find the closest available parking space to their next class at any given time. This is just the start of what it means to be a student in the digital age. My hope is that with my prototypes potential the university will work with me to implement this into the everyday lives of all students on campus. If done correctly it could change what it means to be a student at a major university. It’s only a matter of time before every campus has a tool like this, the only question is whether or not we lead the way and show others what is possible.