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University of Salford App Store now live

Apr 18, 2017

As part of the One Digital Campus programme, we’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new app store for colleagues, students and visitors. As a university, we currently use a multitude of apps, from Blackboard to Padlet and iSalford to Kahoot. However, at the moment there isn’t one unified place where they can all be searched for and accessed. The University of Salford App Store is about to change all that.

The store will consolidate all the apps used by staff and students and its easy navigation means you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for with a quick search. You might even find an app fellow colleagues have been using that you never knew existed!

The University of Salford App Store is the first project set in motion as part of the One Digital Campus programme. This year we will be working with colleagues across the University to shape a dynamic digital plan which promises to evolve and positively impact our culture and the way we work and teach. The store was identified as being key to improving the student experience and helping colleagues find the best tailored resources available to them.

Dr Sam Grogan, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience, said: “Creating an exceptional student experience is always a priority for us here at Salford. It’s important that our students and staff can find what they’re looking for with absolute ease. The creation of a one-stop-shop app store is an important foundational step we’re taking towards developing a smart user experience. The app store really streamlines access to all the various apps available and provides a quick and easy way of to find the information you’re looking for.”

Chief Information Officer John Whitlow said: “We’re excited to launch the University of Salford App Store as the first project under the One Digital Campus programme. Over the past few months the team has been working with colleagues to identify all the apps currently used across the University - it’s great to see the store finally going live. We’re sure it will have a positive impact on our student experience and help our staff find the resources they need that little bit easier.”

Over the next months, the programme will be hosting more Digital Domain meetings with the aim of identifying more future projects that will meet the needs of the University.   

You can visit the app store here.