This is a pretty helpful app, if not a little bit clunky in places. It's pretty helpful when it comes to getting around on campus, but the integration with other WUSTL services leaves a bit to be desired.
The course listings section shows courses that are not taught in the semester shown. The whole section is a mess. Also, the courses are sorted by title rather than number, making courses hard to find. The course section on the app is pretty much useless. Very disappointing, there is no reason it has to be this way, it is just a poor design.
The upgrade is nice. Still annoyed that you have to use the app in portrait mode, which makes it a pain to use with the iPad. There's always Safari, I guess, which remains my WUSTL app of choice for this reason. Also there is no caching of anything still, or so it seems. A few weeks ago someone asked me for directions and I couldn't help them because we were outside. Oh well, right? Still, I'd very much love to see downloaded data like the maps and be cached (until overwritten) so it can be used when it would be most useful, like when I'm not already near a real computer.
While the circ tracker was broken before, now it's the menu choices that are broken. As someone who is both dieting and has an allergy, being able to check the ingredients and nutritional content of my food options on the fly is key. Currently, many places are simply showing up as "Closed for the summer" or blank, despite the fact that classes have already begun and all locations on campus are serving food. Please fix this and I will update my review!
Well, almost everything. The interface is really buggy, the search bar in the map menu doesn't work, the keypad that is used in searching doesn't go away when you're done with it. Also, I can't find myself with the self track arrow thing in the maps menu anymore. If the interface is a bit more polished I'll give it 4 starts, but everything needs to be fixed for 5 :/
In the latest update, courses are listed in alphabetical order rather than by course number. This may be helpful for some users, but as an administrator I really need to see them in numerical order. It would be useful to have both options.
I love that all these apps are now in one place but some parts of this new app I've used are not fully operational. Courses is the biggest problem. You can't see multiple sections or the full course descriptions. All the things that were clickable in the old app no longer exist. Please fix this and I will be very happy.
When online course listings was developed by CompSci students, it worked like a charm. Now when you get to a specific course, the app flakes out and kicks the user out without being able to see course details. Bring back the student developers!
Please note that the app is sending those that are looking for Student Health Services to Brauer Hall. Student Health Services is located in the South Forty. Please update the location as Brauer Hall is clear across campus.
It was a great idea to combine all of the wustl apps into one but now the circ app doesn't work at all. Checking the schedule causes the app to close and the circ never shows the correct location (always an error)
Newest update was a downgrade for the map. Where's the list of buildings?? Where's the blue dot as you walk to the red dot building?? Please change back to list all buildings and have dots as you walk.
First I have to say that this is a really good App. It put so many frequently used information together. It is nicely designed… ( 2000 more words here omitted. ) But there are a couple of questions I would like to ask the programmers (designers): 1) Why does this App only have Portrait display? Is there any technical problem here? For a mobile App, it would lose a lot of fun without rotating it if it is possible. And for this App, there is at least one place which needs landscape: For example, when you start the App and choose WebSTAC. After you log in with your WUSTLKey, there is a link at the bottom of the page: “WebSTACT Full Site”. I would really like to have LandScape here if I tap that link. So I think it would be a lot better to be able to rotate the screen for this App. As far as I can tell, I do not see any technical problem there. If you do, probably I can help. 2) For the Maps part, if you choose Maps from the first view, then pick any of the building name, it will bring up the Google Map with a pin on the building. That is great. There is also a Google Logo at the bottom left corner. If you tap that Logo, it will bring up the Google Map App and run away from your App. To go back, you would have to close Google Map App first. Then start WUSTL Mobile App again which I think you should try to avoid that kind of situation. I am not sure if Google requires that. My guess is that we can disable that link and keep the Google Logo there. 3) As for the Map Types Picker button to choose the map types, either Standard or Hybrid. Can you also add in the Satellite map? Some people may just like that kind of map. It is understandable to choose the red color as the tint color for this button. But why is the background color white? It may look funny to see the four small white part right outside of the button? 4) In the table view of the buildings, there are some buildings listed twice which I think it could be the problem of the database. For example, I found "CID school”, “Holmes Lounge” listed twice. Hopefully those problems could be fixed in the next version. Thanks, Steve
The WashU Mobile app from Washington University in St. Louis brings together the best mobile applications from across campus into one easy-to-use app! From finding your way around campus to viewing your grades, WashU mobile provides you with convenient on-the-go access to your campus technology. Current app functions include: Courses – Browse the WashU course catalog in a fast and intuitive interface, complete with the ability to mark courses as “favorites.” Originally created by alumni Dan Brewster. Dining – View campus dining locations as well as review current menu offerings and nutrition information. Originally created by alumni Oliver Jones and Shubho Sadhu. Directory – Direct link to WashU's mobile-friendly directory system, this module allows you to quickly find contact information for members of the campus community. Libraries – Direct link to the Olin Library’s mobile site, this module allows you to view library hours, browse the catalogs, reserve library spaces, and much more! Maps – Complete listing of campus buildings and locations, allowing you to quickly pinpoint the campus location you are trying to reach. You can also filter the list to specific categories such as parking locations. Newsroom – Quick access to top news stories from across campus. You can view newsfeeds by topic or by school to find the news that matters the most to you. ONE – An innovative way to search for WashU services and applications. From accessing the help desk to opening Outlook, ONE is a portal that connects you to systems and services across WashU. Safety – Quick access to safety-related information from Danforth and Medical School campuses. Consolidates information previously found in the WashU Sentinel app. Tech Help – Quickly report technology problems that you may be having on campus. Transportation – View the location of all University-managed shuttles. Originally created by alumni Vinoo Ganesh. WebSTAC – Direct link to the robust mobile version of WebSTAC, this module lets you view your balance for PaperCut quota, meal points, and Bear Bucks at a glance. You can also add Bear Bucks to your account, view your class schedule, check your grades, and much more! Washington University is proud to bring you this unified mobile application that was made possible by many talented students, faculty, and staff who collaborated on the project. We look forward to your feedback and continuing to enhance your mobile experience!