Student iPhone App. Development and Institutional IT: The Story So Far
In fall 2009, staff from the University of Florida Office of Academic Technology stumbled upon an undergraduate student developing an iPhone application he called UF Mobile. This application had a small number of features based on publicly available information such as a campus map, campus RSS news feeds, student-life activities, and the UF academic calendar. Upon consideration, we realized we wanted to both encourage the student while bringing him "into the fold" to protect institutional interests and leverage the creativity and work being done to benefit the university. While events are still unfolding (both software development and bureaucratic), this presentation will provide an opportunity to hear and discuss how UF is seeking to both encourage student innovation while protecting institutional interests.