The Enterprise Applications team in the Office of the CIO reviews OSU Mobile on an ongoing basis. When they receive suggestions from users for improvements, they work on making those improvements reality. Here are a few examples of recent upgrades to the OSU Mobile App:
Recently completed as of May 15, 2014:
At the start of autumn semester 2013, OSU mobile peaked at 2,640 concurrent users—tripling the prior peak of about 800 in spring semester. We had so many users that the traffic nearly overloaded our server, so we added processing power. We had so many users we needed an additional server, which we installed in just five hours. This story has a happy ending, because we prevented an outage that would have been extremely disruptive to students. This story is also an excellent illustration of how much mobile usage has increased and continues to increase.
A file sharing and collaboration tool is only valuable with mobility and versatility. That’s why the BuckeyeBox team has tested and synched with three additional mobile applications to unite with Ohio State’s cloud collaboration tool: CloudOn, Notability and iAnnotate.
Synching new Applications with the BuckeyeBox tool for mobile collaboration and cloud sharing is a balancing act. We want to make your work easier, more mobile and collaborative, while keeping university data secure. After testing QuickOfficePRO, we concluded that the app did not appropriately safeguard university data (and we're disappointed, too!).
Apple released a software update on November 1 for iPhone/iPads running IOS version 6. This is a recommended and critical update for anyone using ActiveSync for Calendar scheduling. There was a known issue in the initial release that caused calendar entries to disappear
Have you ever struggled to get wireless service on an OSU football Saturday? OCIO estimates that the call processing and data capacity of the existing cellular networks servicing the OSU Columbus campus will be exhausted within the next two years. So what does that mean? If left unaddressed, cellular users on campus will encounter “game day” types of problems every day.
If you have an idea for a mobile application but aren't sure how to approach the process, the OCIO's Digital Union can help you determine if a mobile app is right for your needs. What are the challenges and benefits of cross-platform development? Would a website work just as well? Explore these and other considerations in the design of a mobile tool during this discussion-based workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday (8/23) in 060 SEL.
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