January 21, 2022

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.

2015-08-25_12-27-55The 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

Overview Videos

See Also: Earlier this Month OU Libraries Launched a New Website

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.