UM launches mobile application

THE UNIVERSITY of Mindanao launched a mobile application for download on Android smartphones in order to make updates and information about the school and its events more accessible to students.

Called UMnify, the mobile application was developed as a capstone project by graduating students from the College of Computing Education with the guidance of the Academic Planning and Services office headed by UM Vice president for academics Dr. Ronnie V. Amorado.

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DR. RONNIE V. Amorado, vice president for academic affairs and administrator for the development of the mobile app UMnify, shows the app on his phone.

The app was made available last Monday for download after a year in the making and contains information about the school such as a campus map, a news feed on the different activities of the administration and the colleges, faculty information, school calendar, with more features to be rolled out soon.

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FEATURES of UMnify that is intended for dissemination of the school’s history, news, and other updates. Students and faculty can register on the app to unlock features that can be used in as a teaching instrument in class. A version for iOs users in in the works and set for release before the year ends.

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“While non-students of UM can download it and sign in as guests, there is a function where students can register with their ID number and it can enable other functions not available to non-students,” said Dr. Amorado, and the app can also be used by faculty as a teaching tool as they can create groups for their classes where updates and the like can be posted.

Dr. Amorado added that they are fast tracking another version of the application for those with iOs processors.

UMnify is currently available for free download on Google Play Store.

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