On September 27th, mobile developers and interested members of the U-M community met in North Quad. Heather Newman presented an impressive array of mobile technology produced by past and present members of the School of Information.
The Spring 2011 Mobile Apps Challenge promoted entrepreneurial thinking and encouraged the U-M community to develop innovative mobile applications. U-M students, faculty and staff entered more than 18 apps in three platform categories: iPhone, Android and Web applications.
An iPad app for people with motor skill difficulties to use as an input device for email, text messaging, etc. took second place in the University Mobile Challenge at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The 1,000 Pitches contest for U-M students ran in Fall of 2011. This year’s competition had nine categories, including Best iPhone app, and garnered over 3,300 pitches. Visit the 1,000 Pitches website to see a gallery of pitches and view the finalists.
U-M students participated in a 12-week course to explore the potential of connectivity within cars, and six teams presented apps as varied as ridesharing, fuel-tracking, point-of-interest alerts and fellow vehicle tracking.
The Fall 2010 Mobile Apps Challenge promoted entrepreneurial thinking and encouraged the U-M community to develop innovative mobile applications. U-M students, faculty and staff entered more than 20 apps in four platform categories: iPhone, Android, Windows and Web applications.
U-M students, faculty and staff entered more than 24 apps in three categories: iPhone, Android and Web applications. The competition was sponsored by Information and Technology Services (ITS) and the office of Technology Transfer.
A free app that provides a suggestion for your good deed for the day was begun as a U-M student project and grew into the product of a student-run company. The College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship and TechArb, a student-business incubator helped turn the good into goods.
Ford's SYNC technology is aimed at in-car voice-controlled smartphone apps, and students and professors at UM-Dearborn have been selected as one of the first groups to adapt SYNC into working applications.