Strathmore University Graduation App; Is it the end of printing era?
Getting a formal internship can sometimes be a challenge, but not so for enterprising young students, who decided to tackle this challenge by creating their own internship opportunity. In the last 2 months Melvin Ngugi, Kevin Omyonga, and Ian Magero, 4th Year BBIT students at Strathmore University have worked hard to create and persuade the University management to adapt their newest android application, the Strathmore University Graduation App, an app that captures all graduation details on a mobile phone, effectively getting rid of printed booklets.
The free application which targets graduands, parents and lecturers who have access to android smartphone with version 2.2 will have the following information; the schedule of the day, list of speakers, list of graduands, seating arrangement for both students and parents and a twitter feed which can be used to give live feeds of the event. All this information would usually be obtained from the graduation booklets handed out during the ceremony.
The whole graduation booklet did not seem to work for us, we are an IT- savvy generation, and using books does not appeal for us, says Kevin, after all, many graduands will be fumbling with their phone during the graduation ceremony Having graduated with DBIT last year and attending the graduation ceremony, the students felt that the booklets were not convenient for many students. Though some graduands would carry the booklets home as souvenirs/memorabilia, the majority would leave them behind once the ceremony is over.
It is with this in mind that the three students are putting skills learnt in class to use, with a start-up name Rounin, a Japanese name which represents a samurai who has great skills but no master. The students believe they have great skills and have no need for a master/employer.
The new app will be used for the first time in the upcoming Strathmore University graduation this Friday, and they are confident that the app will work and will be a fundamental shift in going paperless for other events both at the University and beyond.
On the graduation day, the three masterminds will work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a smooth viewing by users and to mitigate against a system crush due to receiving live feeds from numerous users.
In the near future the students hope to launch a similar app customized for IOS and Windows platforms ensuring that all users across the market get to use and enjoy the new applications.
The link to the app will be provided and all graduands can download the app from play store and view it as the ceremony progresses.
We wish these three intellects the very best in all their endeavors.
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SU Graduation App – http://goo.gl/FtMAVS
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