Another year, and we are ready for another round of Connect. What is Connect? Connect is the 4 days before fall term classes begin. It is a chance for new students to begin to “connect” to OSU. There are a range of activities that help to connect you to academic resources, discover all the ways to get involved, learn about traditions and meet other new students. With this year’s connect we are launching version 2 of our OSU Connect App.
This version, available for Android and iOS, will feature the OSU Scholar Symposium events, and the ability to “favorite” events, by dotting the O. What you don’t see is all the work put in behind all of this to adapt to an upgrade in the framework we are using by Appcelerator. The Alloy framework introduced MVC programming into Titanium, and with the help of staff and one of OSU’s very own computer science students, Seth Toda, we’re refactoring the code to make it more modular. This will enable OSU to be able to launch our apps faster and add features faster as well.
So look for the apps and app updates in the iTunes Store and Google Play store, and don’t forget to keep your apps up to date. To the new students arriving at OSU, it is time to Connect.