The new UP Mobile App has been launched with great features for staff, students, alumni and visitors. These features are available to users via different profiles, which can be changed by the users.
A design crossover (also known as Mondrian design) layout was adopted to make optimal use of mobile screen real estate for all profile layouts. It has a scalable interface allowing for a consistent experience on all mobile phones or tablets. A short survey with students and staff was conducted in 2018 to understand their requirements for a mobile app, and the results were used as input to design the features for the app’s first release.
The UP Mobile App provides text-to-speech capabilities for visually challenged users. Users can also add favourites, change settings or customise the navigation experience for their profile. Secure single sign-on is required for features where institutional systems or information will be accessed.
UP staff will be able to quickly access self-service functions such as their leave and salary slips. News, events and social feeds are placed strategically for staff to view in a scrollable tile layout. Access to Tukkievaria editions is also now available via a single tile/icon. Password reset and parking disc management have also been made available for the first release.
UP students will be able to access clickUP, timetables and library services, and find information on what to study at the University as well as other important documentation and communications. Search the UP campus maps for buildings, lecture halls and entrances, points of access, residences and other key map information.
Alumni will be able to stay connected with UP Alumni services and benefits as provided via the alumni profile. The app provides access to information about giving to UP, benefits, alumni clubs, connecting with other alumni, events and other features.
Visitors will be able to use Google Maps to get to destinations on any UP campus via walkways and/or driveways, and find information on where to stay as well as places of interest. Quick access to campus information, institutes and centres, study information as well as places to eat are also available with the first release of the UP Mobile App.
Follow the steps below to get the app:
- Go to Google Play Store or Apple iStore and download ‘UP mobile app’.
- Complete the installation on your mobile device.
- Select the profile of your choice and start enjoying the features available.
The University will be adding additional features soon. We welcome your ideas and feedback on [email protected].