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By qubz, Inactive Recognized Developer on 24th November 2010, 02:04 PM
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This started as a personal project for myself, born out of my need for better maps that just Google maps. I originally designed it to help me navigate a new university that I had started at. It grew into something much bigger and became something that I use to access all of my course content as well as take notes and share diagrams with. So, I thought it was selfish to keep it all to myself thus published to the market.

So no matter what university you go to on the planet, give it a try and leave some feed back to let me know how you got along and any opinions/feedback you may have.

There are 2 versions. Please try the donate version; My Uni (Donate) if you can appreciate the large amount of hours I have spent on this so far. You can find it on the market. Or you can buy me a beer:
Donate via Paypal

Below is a link to the android market, screen shots, the logo for it and a QR:
My Uni via the Android Market

* Performance enhancements
* Bugfixes

* Integrated Mapzen POI Collector
* Clear map tile cache
* Portal set via Portal menu
* Drawing board performance improvement
* Compatible with Android 1.6 upward
* Bugfixes

* Added UAString Desktop/Android
* Added Satellite View
* Added BlackBoard
* Removed long-click download options (WIP)
* A few small bug-fixes

* Bugfixes

* Improved note interface
* PDF's opened after downloading (if reader installed)
* Updated app icon

* Changed icon/logo
* Added feature DictaPhone
* Improved Map functionality
* Fixed potential crash in PhotoCopier
* Miscellaneous bug fixes

* Fixed map not displaying
* Fixed potential crash whilst using MemoPad
* Fixed MemoPad not working for Donate version
* Optimised MemoPad
* Small UI change

* Added MemoPad to Notes
* Tweaked Map location detection
* Improved marker performance
* Map now opens OSM by default
* Simplified UI
* Minor bug fixes

* changed to a native mapping system = much faster maps
* added colour markers to WhiteBoard
* New icons
* minor bug fixes

* enabled pop-up boxes in Portal Browser (please feedback any problems)
* doodle tab replaced by Notes tab
* doodle renamed to Whiteboard
* whiteboard drawing is now persistant
* introduced Photocopier
* back button in fullscreen returns to tab view
* many miscellaneous bug fixes

* optimised map tile d/l speed
* unlock my location now removes accuracy circle
* bug fixes

* added a Doodle board
* changed a few icons and headings
* small bug fixes

* new map UI
* Google logo now more discrete
* new map controls much more touch friendly
* more map screen real-estate w/drop down menu
* new location accuracy circle
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30th November 2010, 02:50 PM |#2  
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I have updated the app with a find my location button and taken off the title bar for more screen real estate. It seems quite stable to me now and I would like to see if anyone can find a bug and/or break it. I would be really interested to her from you guys your thoughts about the good and bad things with the app.
5th December 2010, 12:00 AM |#3  
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New update includes customisable links to important web sites to access from inside the app. Just scan the QR in the OP to take it for a spin.
13th December 2010, 12:49 PM |#4  
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Just updated My Uni with more pages to save important study related links. As well, you can now use the app in landscape mode and access the location settings form the menu. Please scan the QR above to give it a try or search the market for My Uni. Your feedback would be appreciated.
27th December 2010, 03:31 PM |#5  
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A new update has been made to My Uni with better aesthetics. Anyone uni students up for feedback?
27th December 2010, 05:46 PM |#6  
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I will try it in a few days and report back (no uni at the moment). Looks nice!
27th December 2010, 05:52 PM |#7  
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It does look pretty cool, will try it when I get a chance and report back! Thanks
28th December 2010, 02:01 PM |#8  
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what uni's does it support?
28th December 2010, 02:10 PM |#9  
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Uts ftw!! Ok I'll stop now.
29th December 2010, 02:07 AM |#10  
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You should have an option to set other schools than just the one. When launching app the OSM tab doesnt display, but the map and satellite tabs do.
29th December 2010, 09:51 AM |#11  
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Firstly thank you so much to egzthunder1 from xda for posting a review of the app!!
I was totally speechless for a while..

Secondly, the app is powered by OpenStreetMap (OSM) which will theoretically cover every University on the planet. The only chance that it won't cover your uni is if it has not been added to OSM.

OSM is has much more detail than Google Maps because anyone can edit and add to it at OpenStreetMap (click on the edit tab), and you can read about it here at Wikipedia.

If OSM is not appearing for you, your area is either not yet added to the map (you can do this yourself) or is being updated as OSM is updated for the duration of one hour each week.


You should have an option to set other schools than just the one.

This is a good idea and I think it can be done (like a remember this location button). It would be good to look over your uni at home especially if you study at 2 campuses of the same uni and/or have to travel a far way to get there. The initial idea of the app was to compliment academic studies while on campus. I mean, I thought it would only be turned on and used while at campus.

Finally I am open to feature requests and when I start University late February plan to form a team to handle feature expansion, UI improvements and optimising functionality. Thank you everyone for your feedback please keep it rolling in and remember to tell your Uni mates running android about the app.
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