University of Oklahoma Debuts Navigational App That Utilizes Beacon Technology in Libraries and Elsewhere On Campus
Today’s announcement about the new U. of Oklahoma Libraries app comes from Aruba Networks, the provider of the technology being used. The app first became available via Google Play and the iTunes App Store one month ago.
From Aruba Networks:
Aruba Networks, an HP company, today announced that the University of Oklahoma (OU) has deployed Aruba Beacons and the Aruba Meridian Mobile App Platform to deliver a new mobile app that helps students, faculty and visitors navigate the OU Libraries, exhibits and other Norman Campus landmarks.
The OU NavApp provides turn-by-turn directions and location-based and educational content for more than one million visits annually.
Following a successful proof of concept in the library’s Peggy V. Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center, the University decided to expand its deployment to its entire seven-floor, 400,000 square foot OU Libraries system as well as other highly-visited attractions on campus including The National Weather Center, Fred Jones Museum and Sam Noble Natural History Museum.
OU deployed Aruba Beacons and used the Meridian Mobile App Platform to design their interactive, feature-rich NavApp, which is available for both Android and iOS. Cook explained that when users who have downloaded the app enter the OU Libraries system,
The app provides a map and turn-by-turn navigation for every publicly accessible area along with all of the physical resources, so users can easily find their way through the buildings and locate resources, gallery exhibits, restrooms and elevators.
Read the Complete News Release
Learn More About Aruba Beacon Technology
Direct to App Info Page (via iTunes) and Google Play
See Also: Earlier this Month OU Libraries Launched a New Website
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.