[APP] My Uni for Independent University students

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qubz

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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

Change-log:
*******************************************
v1.6.6.7
* Performance enhancements
* Bugfixes

v1.6.6.6
* Integrated Mapzen POI Collector
* Clear map tile cache
* Portal set via Portal menu
* Drawing board performance improvement
* Compatible with Android 1.6 upward
* Bugfixes

v1.6.6.5
* Added UAString Desktop/Android
* Added Satellite View
* Added BlackBoard
* Removed long-click download options (WIP)
* A few small bug-fixes

20110507
* Bugfixes

20110505
* Improved note interface
* PDF's opened after downloading (if reader installed)
* Updated app icon

20110424
* Changed icon/logo
* Added feature DictaPhone
* Improved Map functionality
* Fixed potential crash in PhotoCopier
* Miscellaneous bug fixes

20110416.2
* Fixed map not displaying
* Fixed potential crash whilst using MemoPad
* Fixed MemoPad not working for Donate version
* Optimised MemoPad
* Small UI change

20110416.1
* Added MemoPad to Notes
* Tweaked Map location detection
* Improved marker performance
* Map now opens OSM by default
* Simplified UI
* Minor bug fixes

20110408
* changed to a native mapping system = much faster maps
* added colour markers to WhiteBoard
* New icons
* minor bug fixes

20110305
* 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

20110225
* optimised map tile d/l speed
* unlock my location now removes accuracy circle
* bug fixes

20100213
* added a Doodle board
* changed a few icons and headings
* small bug fixes

20110210
* 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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qubz

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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.
 

qubz

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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.
 

qubz

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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.
 

MFK DGAF

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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.
 

qubz

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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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qubz

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Keep on truckin with another major update to the swiss army knife for your academic life. My Uni has undergone some major feature additions,
Check out the changelog :p :

* Improved location detection algorithm
* Fixed .edu pages title alignment
* All browsing now done through .edu pages
* Added forward history button to .edu pages
* Now able to download/email/call from .edu pages
* Added map button to .edu pages
* Optimised overall functionality
* Minor bug fixes

You can find it by searching for My Uni on the android market or scan the QR on the OP from your phone. Oh, and welcome all to the class of 2011 !!! :D
 
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qubz

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I decided to re-work the entire UI to make it simpler quicker and easier to use.
Any feedback is welcome :)

New update available changes include:

* GingerBread compatible
* Complete UI over-haul
* Simplified interface
* Tabs for faster navigation
* Preference tab for faster access to settings
* '.edu pages replaced with one My Portal page
* bug fixes
 

qubz

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My Uni updated and now features share location.
From the market:

"Built for all university students across the world. This simple and robust solution to controlling your fast paced academic lifestyle is at your finger tips.

Features include:
- quick access to your student portal
- immediately locate course material
- access to BlackBoard material
- online campus maps
- editable mapping system
- points of interest
- street-view, satellite view
- gps accuracy
- share location feature"
 

qubz

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Just released another update. Features added are:
- send your location via picture or link
- copy/paste text in the portal view

Get it form the android market by clicking on a UR in this thread/the OP or try one of the links for direct access to the Andy Market.
 

qubz

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New version released. Here's the changelog:

* re-ordered tab UI and options menu
* introduced loading dialogs
* moved my portal url settings to preferences
* added my portal cache setting for faster browsing
* small changes in UI wording
* optimisations
* minor bug fixes

Grab it from the market while it's so damn fresh!
Any feedback is appreciated.
 

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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

    Change-log:
    *******************************************
    v1.6.6.7
    * Performance enhancements
    * Bugfixes

    v1.6.6.6
    * Integrated Mapzen POI Collector
    * Clear map tile cache
    * Portal set via Portal menu
    * Drawing board performance improvement
    * Compatible with Android 1.6 upward
    * Bugfixes

    v1.6.6.5
    * Added UAString Desktop/Android
    * Added Satellite View
    * Added BlackBoard
    * Removed long-click download options (WIP)
    * A few small bug-fixes

    20110507
    * Bugfixes

    20110505
    * Improved note interface
    * PDF's opened after downloading (if reader installed)
    * Updated app icon

    20110424
    * Changed icon/logo
    * Added feature DictaPhone
    * Improved Map functionality
    * Fixed potential crash in PhotoCopier
    * Miscellaneous bug fixes

    20110416.2
    * Fixed map not displaying
    * Fixed potential crash whilst using MemoPad
    * Fixed MemoPad not working for Donate version
    * Optimised MemoPad
    * Small UI change

    20110416.1
    * Added MemoPad to Notes
    * Tweaked Map location detection
    * Improved marker performance
    * Map now opens OSM by default
    * Simplified UI
    * Minor bug fixes

    20110408
    * changed to a native mapping system = much faster maps
    * added colour markers to WhiteBoard
    * New icons
    * minor bug fixes

    20110305
    * 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

    20110225
    * optimised map tile d/l speed
    * unlock my location now removes accuracy circle
    * bug fixes

    20100213
    * added a Doodle board
    * changed a few icons and headings
    * small bug fixes

    20110210
    * 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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    Hi everyone, I've just updated the app. I have changed the mapping system to a native one, so getting the maps is much faster.

    I have also added coloured markers to the whiteboard. Check out the OP for the link to the market and the changelog.