BGSU releases mobile app

Mobile smart phone app

Freshman lost on campus? Searching for the latest campus news? At Bowling Green State University, thereâ??s an app for that.

BGSU released a new app designed by Computer Science students for the campus community.

The app features interactive campus maps, campus news, trending topics, campus building information and pictures.

Anthony Fontana, learning technologies consultant, and Dr. Joe Chao, an associate professor of computer science and director of the Agile Software Factory, a service-learning program within the Department of Computer Science, oversaw their the student project at Agile Software Factory (ASF).

â??ASF has provided a win-win situation for everyone involved,â?? said Chao. â??The students served the campus community by developing software that meets their needs and at the same time gained real world experience that increases their value to future employers.â??

â??The importance of BGSUâ??s tradition in creating integrated teaching and learning opportunities for our students was very important to the way we create software at BGSU,â?? said Fontana.

â??Our goal is to provide the best user experience possible when creating apps for Bowling Green State University. Many universities are creating applications that look like theyâ??d be useful once and then youâ??d delete the app. Weâ??re aiming to create applications that the BGSU community will find useful on a near daily basis.â??

The app is now available for download on Android and iPhone smart devices.

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