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Three screen views of the Adelphi University student mobile app.

Students: Adelphi has a new app, designed specifically for you, based on your feedback.

Launched on August 9 for iOS devices, the new Adelphi student mobile app has already been downloaded by over 1,000 students. The new app focuses heavily on student success, and this is apparent in its design and layout. Early feedback has been positive, with comments such as “This is amazing. I love this!,” “Love the app so far!” and “I used the AU2GO app for three semesters. It looked like it was from 2012 and some features were outdated. When I saw this new app released in the App Store, I needed an upgrade. Now that I have this app. It’s amazing.”

I used the AU2GO app for three semesters. It looked like it was from 2012 and some features were outdated…Now that I have this app. It’s amazing.

Anonymous App feedback form

The concept for this new app began over two years ago, when the web development and digital strategy team started surveying students on Adelphi’s campus to see what they wanted most in a mobile app. Overwhelmingly, the course schedule was the most important to the student body.

After the results were in, Mobile Application Developer Bryan Farrell and Manager of Mobile and Web Technologies Scott Finkelstein began programming the app for iOS and Android devices. Throughout the design process, Farrell met with students to make sure the app reflected their wants. Speaking with Finkelstein, it was clear that implementing the students’ preferences was most important: “The data showed that there is a strong desire among students to easily see their courses and assignments. Bryan did an excellent job of designing the app and testing it with students before we landed on the final design.”

This is showcased in the new app, where students can easily access:

  • Their course schedule
  • Upcoming assignments that professors enter in Moodle
  • The academic calendar
  • The campus map, with filters for all-gender bathrooms, mask pickup locations, etc.
  • The directory, with each student’s academic adviser highlighted at the top

The data showed that there is a strong desire among students to easily see their courses and assignments. Bryan did an excellent job of designing the app, and testing it with students before we landed on the final design.

Scott Finkelstein Manager of Mobile and Web Technologies | Information Technology

Farrell and Finkelstein are already working on implementing more features in future versions. Users who update to version 1.0.3 of the iOS version will see their preferred name and will be able to access the COVID-19 Health Screening Self-Check, which was a highly requested feature in the two weeks the app has been available and is required for anyone to submit before arriving on campus. Other planned updates include the Digital ID Card feature and the ability to search for a building on the campus map by its abbreviation rather than full name (for example, “SCB” for “Science Building”).

Watch the new app in action. If you have an iPhone, download the Adelphi University Student Mobile App from the App Store today. Android users: Keep an eye on the Google Play store for its expected launch in October.

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