International Students Put Teaching into Practice to Create Student Focused App
Posted on 09 September 2013
Two final year international students, Sébastien Pénot and Orme de Saint Hilaire, recently launched a new smartphone application for Trinity students called AdMe. Specifically designed to help incoming first year students navigate through Freshers' Week, learn about societies and events, and become familiar with campus, the app allows students to pursue their hobbies, interests and passions by keeping up-to-date with all the latest society news and events.
The two final year students applied the knowledge and skills they have acquired from their courses, along with their own experiences of arriving in Trinity for the first time to realize their idea. Sébastien, a Business and Computing student, and Orme, a Management Science and Information Systems Studies (MSISS) student, worked with the Central Societies Committee (CSC) to design the AdMe app to help college society organisers sign up new members, organise events and collect money. The app also adds real value for incoming students by enabling Freshers to access the full extent of what the University has to offer, on the go, at their fingertips.
Since commencing the project in 2012 the original team has now expanded to six members and set up office over the summer months in the Trinity Launchbox incupator on campus.
The app, which is available for free download on both IOS and Android, centralises Trinity's societies' hectic calendars. Society officers can edit their profiles, add members, create events and post updates, keeping members abreast of all the latest news. The app also aids societies manage events by keeping track of registration for events and ticket sales. An added bonus is the inclusion of a student deals page that highlighting the various money saving options available to students from businesses within Dublin.
So whether you are new to Trinity or a seasoned society going student the AdMe app appears to have something for everyone!