DURBAN – The University of Pretoria (UP) and Eiffel Corp (as the provider of Modo Campus in South Africa) have partnered to create the UP Mobile App.
The innovative UP Mobile App, built on the Modo Labs platform, offers students, staff and alumni an “always-on”, a localised place to access all necessary and relevant information with ease. With a dedication to mobility and accessibility, the UP App features unique benefits for students, including online access to study material; navigation of campus grounds using Google Maps; and the power to connect with alumni for advice, support or mentorship, to name a few. For UP, the UP Mobile App empowers staff to access vital operational and HR documents, such as leave information and salary slips.
All of the features of the app are dependant on the user of the app. The app is available on both iOS and Android.
After surveys were conducted with the UP staff, it was decided that an app would be the ideal platform to facilitate both the UP website and UP portal content in one convenient location which can utilise a “one-click” functionality.
The UP Mobile App was officially launched at an event held at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Campus on 13 August 2019. Stefan Du Plessis, Chief Commercial Officer at Eiffel Corp referred to the partnership as a step towards "… realising the potential of technology in furthering education".