Last fall, UMN undergraduates were invited to participate in the UMN Mobile App Challenge, a two-semester project that challenged them to develop a new mobile app. After reviewing four outstanding apps, the judges have selected as the winner of the 2012 Mobile App Challenge... the Wander app.
Wander infuses spontaneity and adventure into moments of stagnant time. For the traveler with a just a few hours to see the highlights, or the local who wants to discover the city’s “hidden gems” between meetings, Wander sets a goal-based itinerary responsive to a user’s input.
We will build a MetroTransit tracking application for Android devices. This app will tap into Metro Transit’s current API to gather information such as bus arrival times, stop locations, bus headings, and other route/stop information. We will then use this information to help plan trips throughout the metro area.
Language learning is a progressive process, and in formal courses this involves reading texts carefully selected for the level of the readers. Finding texts that match the level of the learner, without being too hard or too easy, is a difficult, time consuming task. For students learning alone, it can be near impossible. We hope to help students on their own find the material they need.
Most students would like something on their phone that keeps track of their everyday needs relating to school. A one stop application where the most important information is held. The reason our app will succeed is because our team philosophy consists of two components. The first is to keep it simple and user friendly. The second is to make it look spectacular. The application will consist of three simple components: Terms, course information and grades.