FAU campus app for iOS and Android
40,000 students of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremburg now have a new companion: the FAU campus app for iOS and Android provides plenty of useful resources which are needed for university's everyday life.
One of the core modules of this mobile app is the lecture planner, where all events can be managed. It is connected to UnivIS, Germany's leading information database for universities. All available lectures can be searched and organized directly from within the app. Not many years ago, students had to create their schedule using simple pen and paper - now everything is available neatly on their smartphone.
Being one of Germany's ten largest universities, it is only natural when freshmen get lost in its huge building complexes. Thanks to the indoor-maps-module, every single room of the Lange Gasse and Findelgasse has been digitally cartographed and can now be searched within a few seconds.
Additional features will not be restricted to be programmed by our company: Thanks to the modular nature of our development, every student of the FAU will be able to add new functionality to the app.
The FAU campus app offers plenty of other modules, which strive to ease the everyday student life:
- The people-module grants direct access to all UnivIS-based contact information on the whole university staff.
- Several news modules are now linked to the RSS-Feeds of faculties and schools.
- Thanks to the OPAC book search and its mobile ISBN scan feature, students can now directly order important books from their university library.
- Numerous external websites have been centralized into the FAU campus app.
- The glossary module synchronizes important reference works with the FAU WordPress websites.
- Canteen food might be the most lasting thing for some students. This is why we have integrated the canteen-module, which shows all meals throughout all university canteens for several weeks in advance.
We're delighted that we were offered to develop this project for the Friedrich-Alexander-University. Each module had its own interesting technical challenge to be mastered by us. In the end, we were not only rewarded with this beautiful app, but also a nostalgic journey back to the times when we went to school ourselves. We wish all students of the FAU big success with their study and we hope that our app makes their lives a little easier.