Mobile Application for University Programming Council (UPC) Events
Arts and Sciences
Computing and Information Sciences
Carly, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1529-7877; Melissa, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4848-9576; Brady, Brady: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0032-2128; Ryan, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0772-5077; Miguel, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4171-5822; Daniel, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3690-2124; Nicholaus, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7314-0977
University Programming Council (UPC) at Valparaiso University puts on over 80 events for students per year. In order to make it easier for students to keep up with events and decide which ones they wish to attend, an application was developed that allows students to use UPC’s calendar of events. This includes adding events to their personal calendar, getting updates and/or cancellations due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, navigating campus to event locations. This application also allows UPC to keep track of how many events students have attended so they can award prizes for attending a number of events. Students will also be able to use their Valparaiso Google accounts to access the personalized aspects of the application– personal calendar and attended events. This application was developed using the Ionic Framework which allows development for iOS and Android concurrently using AngularJS, HTML, and CSS programming languages. Additionally, the application’s data is managed using Firebase. The challenges faced during this application’s development include, making the application appealing and easy to use for our peers, explaining the inner workings of the development to our customers (who are not as accommodated to the language), and connecting the application to an already well established Google student network. This application will help students stay up to date on all of the UPC events and ensure they are able to get the most out of them.
Bell, Brady; Armor, Carly; Buss, Melissa; Kleszynski, Ryan; Valdez, Miguel; Dettmer, Nicholaus; and Christensen, Daniel, "Mobile Application for University Programming Council (UPC) Events" (2019). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 812.