Notre Dame has partnered with Google and Radius Networks as an early adopter of Nearby Notifications for use in advertising tour information to campus visitors.
[This article was updated on April 27th, 2016 to reflect updated download numbers.]
April 11, 2016 marked two years since the ND Mobile app was released to the public. In those two years the app has continuously increased in both functionality and campus usage.
On this second anniversary of the app’s launch, we are taking a look at how the app has progressed over time, how it’s used today, and what’s coming in the near future.…
Winners of the VisitND Challenge were awarded their prizes on Tuesday, December 1st at Innovation Park at Notre Dame. Judging and choosing a winner was extremely tough, and the scores were very close.
November marked the addition of a new Sustainability module in the ND Mobile app. The module is a one-stop destination for information about sustainability efforts at Notre Dame. It provides a variety of information on campus resources, sustainability events, social media and specific information on Game Day recycling. The module also includes a tour of campus facilities that have “green” features, such as LED lights that illuminate the Main Building and the campus-first green roof atop the recently renovated Morris Inn.
Today, the ND Mobile app added a new and improved Laundry module to better serve students.
The six finalist tours are available today in the ND Mobile app. The six finalist teams are:
- Notable Notre Dame People – Erin Aucar, Joseph Driano and Alexander Hansen
- Notre Dame History – Kevin Wilkins and Ryan Sweeney
- Campus Pilgrimage – Brogan Ryan, C.S.C.; Brendan Ryan, C.S.C.; and Stephen Barany, C.S.C.
- Dorm Life – Conor Triplett, Katie Santanello and Patrick Tingleff
- The uNDiscovered Tour – Nicholas Carroll, Mati Nemera and Connor Tomshack
- Secrets of Notre Dame – Jennifer Lardner, Laura Shute, Gillian Shaw, Rebecca Shute and Paul Mahony
The judging committee of the VisitND Challenge has chosen the top six tours for eligibility to win the Challenge. Those top six tours will be made available to a broader audience on Friday, November 13th.
Out of a very impressive group of 46 entries, the VisitND Challenge committee has selected their top 10 teams. These teams are learning about how to build their tours this week, and will have until October 31st to finish their tours. Among the 10 teams, tour subjects include Dorm Life, Night Tour and Senior Bucket Tour List.
After completion of the tours, the top 5 will be selected by the committee to be made available to the public. Following that, those 5 tours will compete for nearly $5,000 in cash prizes.
mobileND recently teamed up with Student Engineers Reaching Out and the Center for Research Computing (CRC) to develop a 4-week course for students in the Robinson Community Learning Center Youth Development Program. The course included a variety of topics intended to get young students interested and engaged with technology.
On March 21st and 28th, Notre Dame hosted its first Intro to Arduino event at Innovation Park. 50 seats were available and sold out weeks before the event. The result? An awesome time being had by everyone.