Smartphone App

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NTDaily iPhone app

Project Purpose: To provide students with information supplied from the North Texas Daily to a mobile device and to create another revenue generating source for the student newspaper.

Team and Timeline: I coordinated an app developer and an illustrator to accomplish this project. We started on January 2012 and it launched in July of 2012.

Process: We started with surveying students and staff on what information they wanted easily on-hand. As I received the survey information I mapped out the app structure. mapapp I supplied the developer and illustrator with thumbnails of how each screen should look and the navigation of the buttons.

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Throughout the process the developer and illustrator would send me segments of the app and accompanying art. I would review the function and test for any bugs that might exist. I would then send them revisions. The app went through numerous changes and ideas were added as well as taken away throughout.

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We did a soft launch for the NT Daily staff and faculty to receive feedback and then an official launch in July of 2012.

Final product features:
• scrolling news feed
• campus map
• student organization list
• twitter feed
• academic calendar
• news videos
• UNT phone list
• events listing
• local coupons
• citizen report ability

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Download the app here.