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Make the Most Out of Mobile on Your Campus- Part II

Campus maps are the second most valuable feature among our Mobilversity apps. This feature also simplifies your institution, as it makes your campus easier to navigate for prospective students, current students, and visitors. A study by Nielsen suggests that 51 percent of smartphone owners use maps, navigation, and search at least once a month “Play

SaskParty Mobile App Launch

CollegeMobile is proud to announce that the Saskatchewan Party’s mobile app for Premier Brad Wall’s campaign in the 2011 Provincial Election successfully launched today! This app is part of the SaskParty’s interactive online election campaign to engage and inform Saskatchewan residents about the Party’s platform before the election on November 7. “The SaskParty recognized our

Make the Most out of Mobile on Your Campus- Part I

 In 2009, CollegeMobile developed Mobilversity, a campus mobile application that provides value for students (current, prospective or alumni). Mobilversity differs from most university mobile apps as it is a multi-tier software framework; It supports all major smartphone and tablet operating systems (Android, iOS and BlackBerry), and integrates with all major backend educational software systems (such

The Latest Mobilversity App: Carleton Mobile!

Carleton University, located in Ottawa, Ontario, released its iPhone and Android mobile application for students earlier this week. The new app, Carleton Mobile, will provide students with convenient access to various resources at their educational institution. New students will find the campus map particularly beneficial. Using the GPS tracking capabilities, student will be able to

FaceMobile App Featured as a Top App

Our in-house developed iPad application FaceMobile went live worldwide on the App Store today. Since its release just a few hours ago, FaceMobile has already been featured on AppFresh Daily as one of the best apps to come out in the past 24 hours worldwide: http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/07/appfresh-daily-48 This is very exciting news as only four Apps

The Rise of the ‘Droid

Everyone has been talking about it; Android’s rapid move to the top spot in consumers’ minds. According to the Nielsen report from March 2011, Android had surpassed Apple’s iPhone to acquire 37% of the smartphone market. Recently, Google announced in its second quarter of 2011 that it activates 550,000 Android devices per day! One year

Inside Scoop on the World Wide Developer’s Conference

Kim has been programming mobile applications for many years. This was her second year attending the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) for CollegeMobile. As a recent graduate from the U of S, Kim also qualified for a ‘Student Scholarship’ and was able to attend the conference for free! Here are the highlights from her experience

The Future of Media

Today I spoke at the Association of Electronic Journalists Prairie Regional Pro conference. The audience is a grouping of TV and radio new reporters and editors from the prairie provinces. There were many reporters there who I met previously while doing interviews. The talk was in a room of about forty people and the topic

Smartphone Programming Course

CollegeMobile CEO, Chad Jones, will once again be leading the smartphone programming course at the University of Saskatchewan, the first of it’s kind in Canada. Chad spearheaded the course at the U of S in 2009 which is now in it’s third year.

Installing a BlackBerry Mobile Application on your BlackBerry Device

Our clients often want to see their BlackBerry Mobile Application as it is being built.  This way they can see if the the application is going to suit their needs and can suggest changes along the way during development.  This may be small changes like updates to the user interface of the BlackBerry Mobile App

Adding Maps to Apps

How to create a map which works with Mobilversity   The Mobilversity platform can display both external and internal maps for a campus.  Maps are often one of the most used features on a campus especially during the start of a new term or semester.  There are two different ways of creating Maps for the

CBC’s “The National” features CollegeMobile CEO

Chad Jones, CollegeMobile CEO, was featured on CBC’s “The National” for his role in developing the first university accredited course in Canada for iPhone application programming.

Native Apps VS Browser Based Apps

There is a raging debate happening in development circles across North America right now – Which approach is best for development on a mobile device. Should we use a native application coded in Objective-C for example or should we use a browser based approach? It is a question that people on both sides of the

U of S ILO commercializes popular iUsask mobile technology

An agreement between the University of Saskatchewan Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and CollegeMobile, creator of the popular iUsask application, will allow the company to further develop and market the highly sought-after technology to national and international markets. iUsask allows students to access information such as grades, campus and class information on their iPhones or other

Five ways to “mobilize” your organization

It is predicted the number of mobile phone subscriptions across the globe will hit 5 billion sometime in 2010, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). In a world of 6.8 Billion people this means roughly seventy percent of the entire planet’s population will have mobile phones!  On the home front recent stats from the

Four Ways The Mobile Web Will Affect Marketing

The mobile web and app market is going to explode over the next couple years. The growth of smartphones and tablet devices are what will fuel this growth. What many don’t know is that Canadians are quite prevalent in the mobile development space…

iPhone App Testing With Ad Hoc Distribution

Clients often want to see their mobile application as it is being built and also to see the final version of the application before it is pushed to the App Store.  This is entirely reasonable and I wouldn’t want to publish an application until I know the customer has seen the application in action and