The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Student Government Association recently partnered with UW-Milwaukee’s App Brewery to develop a mobile app that is making life a little easier for busy students.
Although primarily student-focused, friends, family, and Phoenix fans are welcome to download the app as well. UW-Green Bay Mobile features quick links to learning platforms such as Desire2Learn (D2l), the Student Information System (SIS), Passpoints, dinning menus, campus building hours, maps, news and information about upcoming events.
Former Student Government Association president and driving force behind the app, Hannah Stepp, was motivated to bridge a communication gap on campus. The university hosts many fun and inviting events, but she said the problem was students didn’t know about them.
To create more awareness, the main screen of the app highlights the Student Events Calendar and Fourth Estate news. IS Business Automation Specialist, Paul Wikgren, led a committee that determined which events on campus should be included in that calendar. The app will pull its news chronologically from the Fourth Estate website beginning in the spring semester as well.
In an age where college students spend approximately five hours per day on their cell phone according to a study published in PLoS One, students are finding this app to be a convenient addition to their mobile lives.
“I’m always on the go,” said UW-Green Bay junior Kristin Wendorf. “My phone is the one thing that’s always on me. The UW-Green Bay Mobile app give me access to the information I need. As a Student Ambassador, the app allows me to quickly share this information with prospective students and families as well.”
The Apple App Store on iTunes and the Google Play App Store currently offer a free download of the UW-Green Bay Mobile app.
Photo by University photographer Dan Moore. Story by University Communication intern Amy Bauer.