Mobile Computing

App Platform Now Available to U.S. Universities

An omni-channel platform will now be available to colleges and universities in the United States, allowing them to offer a single app for students and employees on any kind of mobile device.

The Ex Libris Group's campusM, available in Europe since 2009, will now be available in the United States.

The campusM omni-channel platform is designed to harmonize the user experience while responding to screen size variations and device capabilities. It takes content and services from a single source, and channels them to in-built native mobile apps and a responsive portal. It offers a complete content management system, personalized analytics and a development kit that will allow in-house developers to write their own screens.

Among other features are:

  • Native apps and portals managed through a single platform;
  • Polling functions that teachers and students can use in real time in the classroom;
  • Attendance monitoring via iBeacon technology; and
  • Cross-system integration that allows institutions to deliver security alerts and services to students via their devices.

"There is an app for everything in life," said Derek Rathel, director of mobile solutions for campusM. "However, most universities do not have a single, official app for prospects, students and alumni. campusM allows administrators to track, monitor and increase engagement."

About the Author

Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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