MSIS Students Create IU Mobile Application for Android Phone
Feb 28, 2011
Bloomington, Ind. – As part of their curriculum, a team of students in the Masters of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program from the Kelley School of Business worked alongside University Information Technology Services (UITS) to create a new application for the Android phone, IU mobile. The application was created as part of a class project in BUS-S528 -Object-Oriented Business Programming. Not only did this opportunity allow students to gain firsthand experience in programming but it also allowed them to assist the University and the growing technology demands on campus.
The IU Mobile Application was developed to be identical to the application utilized by iPhone users, comments MSIS student developer, Nikhil Dharap. The student development team of Nikhil Dharap, Preeti Bangali, Harini Kannan, Abhishek Purohit, Khusbu Shah, Vaibhav Shah and Vasundhara Tyagi used JAVA script and SDK framework to meet Android needs. Features on the application range from campus news and AskIU, to real-time bus scheduling. The IU mobile application is available for download at http://bit.ly/iuandroid with software and feature updates being made regularly.