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New App Automates Queueing on Campus

QU-in app

Software startup QU-in has launched a program to help colleges and universities do capacity and line management. The company's eponymous QU-in app is a virtual queue management tool that's already being tested by Guam Community College. The college, located in Mangilao, Guam, is using QU-in to help maintain physical distancing on campus.

The program works by delivering information about available services to the campus community and telling individuals when it's their turn to come forward. The company suggested that the software can be used to address distancing in:

  • Cafeterias and food distribution centers;
  • Registrar and financial aid offices;
  • Libraries and lecture halls; and
  • Gyms and events.

"At Guam Community College, we are leveraging the latest technology available to provide our students, employees and guests with a safe campus environment without unnecessary delays or needless standing around waiting for services," said John Dela Rosa, GCC assistant director of communications and promotions, in a press release. "QU-in is a smart and convenient way to stay socially distant and still have a great campus experience."

"QU-in gives students a safe and hassle-free way to return to campus. When they come back, they won't have to stand in long lines, trying to maintain social distance and potentially exposing them to risk," added Neil Parthasarathy, CEO of QU-in. "QU-in also gives the higher education institution peace of mind with a real-time look at capacity on their campus."

The user app is freely available on Google Play and will be available in the Apple App Store, according to the company.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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