26 July 2010
Exploring RMIT: All it takes is a little application
Dr Christopher Cheong and Vincent Truong with the RMIT app.
You can use the RMIT app on an iPhone or iPad.
Visitors to Open Day at RMIT University on 8 August will benefit from a free iPhone app developed by an RMIT student.
Vincent Truong, a third-year Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) student, said the app would make life easier for people new to any of the University’s three Victorian campuses. It includes:
- Maps showing the three campuses
- RMIT news tweets
- Pictures of Open Day from Flickr
- Podcasts of academics introducing their programs
Mr Truong said he had worked on a couple of prototypes before completing the app in about two weeks.
"I got a good foundation from our e-Business website creation course as it showed me how to use the software needed for web programming."
His lecturer in the School of Business IT and Logistics, Dr Christopher Cheong, who supervised the project, said Mr Truong’s work on the app came from his participation in a summer internship project sponsored by the School.
"The School is very open to trialling new ideas to keep up with the latest developments in IT, so that we can equip our students with the skills to make them work-ready.
"This app is all about the current generation of RMIT students writing for the next generation."
Jenny Beckman-Wong, Director of University Marketing, congratulated Mr Truong on his work.
"This is a tremendous example of RMIT students learning by doing - creating something that can be used by up to 30,000 visitors to the University on 8 August on their iPhones or iPads.
"RMIT’s Interact social media team will be tweeting live on the day and uploading photos to RMIT’s Flickr account, so people using the app will be kept right up to date."