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Augie Student Develops Campus App

May 2, 2014, 6:00 PM by Hailey Higgins

Augie Student Develops Campus App

Need information about the Augustana College campus? There's an app for that.

A mobile application now points Augie students in the right direction with just a touch on their smartphone.

"We just wanted to see how we could better effectively communicate with students," Matt Anderson said.

Student Body President Matt Anderson says the "Augie Mobile" app is inspired by larger universities across the country.

After using student association money which was matched by college president Rob Oliver, current senior Robert Mikhayelyan was asked to develop it.

"What will end up happening is that I will work on a project and suddenly it will be two days later and I haven't slept and I'd be like, 'aw crap, I thought it was an hour'," Mikhayelyan said.

While the actual development of the app was fairly quick, it's been in the works for about a year and a half. The student association interviewed several different campus groups to hear what the student body would like in the app.

The "Augie Mobile" app provides access to maps, campus announcements, and even a dining menu. But Mikhayelyan admits it's still a work in progress.

"So a lot of the aspects of the app right now link to other places on the web, with the exception of the campus map, the emergency numbers, and the weather," Mikhayelyan said. "What we'd like to do in the future is tailor that more to a native phone experience, rather than just link to the web."

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

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