Students Develop Campus Info App for Android Mobile Phones
Submitted on May 13, 2013 at 2:16 PM
Vol State computer students have designed a new campus information application called "Campus Hound." The project was part of Dan Arena's INFS111 course last spring semester. It's set up for Android devices and available now on the Google Play Store. This is not an official Vol State application, but we're excited by what the students accomplished and it should be a valuable tool for the Vol State community.
Features of campus hound:
- Campus Map / GPS - Easily locate any building on campus and get GPS directions, including driving directions and building to building walking directions (beta).
- Frequently Called Directory - Find a number you're looking for with a directory of frequently called departments, divisions, etc. including click-to-call and click-to-view-webpage.
- Campus News - Stay up to date on campus happenings with RSS Feeds for the college Academic Calendar, the Vol State Blog, the Settler student newspaper, the Vol State Facebook page and Twitter feeds.
- "Ask The Hound" Feature - Yes, you can talk to the dog mascot, "Volly." Say "Bookstore" or "Admissions", etc. and Volly will fetch the phone numbers and webpages for you.
How you can get campus hound
It's available in the Google Play Store. Just search on "VolState" or "Campus Hound".
Is there an iPhone version?
Sorry, no. This is an Android course.
Who developed this app?
There were two student groups that worked on competing apps during the spring semester. As in the past, the students did all the programming, created all the graphics and provided all the marketing verbiage. The winning app was Campus Hound which was conceived and developed by the following Vol State Student Team:
- Ferrell Lewis (team leader)
- Melissa Christian
- Barrett Cunningham
- Ponciano Cobb
- William (Zac) Jones
- Jeff Westbrook
- Karen Pirtle
- William Eagen also served on team during conception and brainstorming phase until he found out he was being relocated to Afghanistan.
Does this sound exciting to you? Dan Arena will be teaching the Mobile Apps development course again this coming Fall semester. Search for INFS 111. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
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