Educational Technology

September 26, 2012

Using the Web, Students Create Cross-Platform Conference App

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By Toni Fuhrman, Campus Technology

Every school that has developed a campus app knows the feeling: Creating native apps for a range of different operating systems–whether iOS, Android, or something else–can be an expensive, time-consuming pain. That’s what makes the work of five seniors in the College of Engineering at Drexel University (PA) so remarkable. The students have developed a conference-management app that works seamlessly across different mobile platforms. The potential of mobile devices as a collaborative tool at conferences and in classrooms is huge. But the diversity of device platforms makes this collaboration difficult–and sometimes impossible.

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