ACTS: Apps connecting today's students
In the information age, there is a need for technology that fosters connections between students, faculty, and administrators alike. Now is a pertinent time to introduce applications for students and faculty that make connections with one another easier. We have spent time both researching the needs of students, and finding ways that mobile applications can meet those needs. Our first application is a calendar app that will combine calendars across a university campus into one easytouse, convenient calendar. Clients can pull selected events from preferred calendars into one, all inclusive calendar with features including campus maps, pins to mark event locations, attendance lists, and pictures of the event location. At FOCI, we will describe the development of, and demonstrate the Android version of our app. We aim to show the process of creating applications that help foster a successful college experience. We will present data from students and faculty members about what they feel are important and the documentation of the process of application development.