University of Oklahoma - OU Mobile App
Company: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Company Description: The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. In Fall 2015 the university had 30,824 students enrolled, most located at its main campus in Norman. Employing nearly 3,000 faculty members, the school offers 152 baccalaureate programs, 160 master's programs, 75 doctorate programs, and 20 majors at the first professional level.
Nomination Category: App & Mobile Website Categories
Nomination Sub Category: School / University
Nomination Title: OU Innovate Mobile App
The date on which this nominated mobile site or app was first published: July 18, 2016
Briefly describe this mobile site or app’s objectives and how it has met those objectives (up to 200 words). If applicable, include here the platforms your app supports:
OU Innovate is a mobile app that uses new and existing technologies in innovative and personalized ways to improve the student experience at OU. The first three features included are described below.
SafeRide is an OU program that gives students a free cab ride home each weekend. Previously, students picked up a paper voucher during business hours that was only valid for that weekend to use the service. This made it difficult for students who were in an unexpected situation over the weekend to use the service. OU Innovate made the paper voucher process digital. The app also includes the real-time location of the SafeRide Bus.
To help students, faculty, staff, and visitors find parking spots we implemented Smarter Parking. We installed sensors on surface parking lots so users can see in real-time how many spots are available in each lot. Additionally, we will show spaces available in our new parking garage.
The goal of the Campus Rewards feature is to encourage student engagement on campus. When logged into the app, students will be able to claim rewards on campus, such as free and discounted meals, discounts at campus stores, tickets to fine arts events, tickets to athletic events, etc.
List the appropriate creative and production credits for this app: Advertising Agency/City: Client: Art Director: Cinematographer: Creative Director: Designer: Director: Illustrator/City: Music Producer/City: Photographer/City: Printer/City: Producer: Production Company/City: Programmer: Writer: Web Development Firm/City:
Project Lead: Erin Wolfe (OU)
Key Project Contributors: George Thomas (OU), Brynn Daves (OU), Kristopher Glenn (OU)
Developers: Dom & Tom (Chicago, IL/NYC)