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Two new apps to help new students find their way

Posted: 15 September, 2015

The School of Hospitality Management and Tourism has developed two new apps, exclusively for students starting their studies in the School.

The apps, which were launched in DIT Cathal Brugha Street last week and both are available on Android and Apple devices.  Designed to help new students to find their way on campus and through their academic work,  both apps are available for Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and contain building floor plans, orientation schedules, course material, as well as social media and blogs.  Judging by the number of downloads so far, the apps are finding favour with students!

Prep4DIT was developed specifically for students on the DIT Foundation programme who are coming to higher education from a range of different countries, different languages and different educational backgrounds.  The Prep4DIT  App was designed as a one-stop-shop for all the online channels used by the School (blog, twitter, facebook, etc) as well as providing a communication and information channel for the students to download before they arrived in DIT.

Apple iPhone & iPad - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prep4dit/id1013868383?mt=8 

Android Smartphones - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.conduit.app_581eaccbcdec45209c3128ce32851427.app&hl=en

DITGetSmart! was designed for students starting in their first year on all other programmes in the School of Hospitality Management & Tourism with information about the campus, student services, orientation timetables, etc.  This was also aimed at improving the orientation experience for new students by providing them with useful information before they even arrived on campus.

Apple iPhone & iPad - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dit-get-smart!/id1013905476?mt=8

Android Smartphones - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.conduit.app_8195e7836934447e93ec59e9a5daec89.app&hl=en

The apps were developed by Nevan Bermingham, lecturer in Computer Science with a team of colleagues including Mary O’Rawe, Lecturer; Trevor Boland, Assistive Technology Officer; Deirdre Ryan, International Programme Coordinator; and Bobby Maher, Access Programme Coordinator.