In partnership with Google, Columbus State University in Georgia recently developed a mobile application for Android-based devices - that ultimately provides a substitute for the campus ID card. Students can use this app to check out books from the library and access student discounts at participating merchants.
The mobile-based app also allows students to access real-time information, such as course schedules, campus maps, athletic events, immunization records, and campus bus schedules all from the convenience of their Android smart phone.
To find out more about the Mobile App we spoke with Robert Diveley, who is responsible for coordinating the development of the Mobile App, and who is also the executive director of operations at the campus’ Office of Information and Technology Services.
Q. What made you decide to create an Android app?
Q. Is Android the only platform supported? Are there plans to develop a similar app for the iPhone or other any other mobile platform?
Q. What exactly is the Mobile App capable of?
Q. Will this replace the student ID?
Q. Would it be accepted at events and such that require student identification for entry, discounts, etc.?
Q. How many students are currently using the Mobile App?
Q. How does a student obtain the App and Register?
Q. Are there any additional functionality coming in near future?