Thursday, September 10, 2015

Smartphone Apps Keep Hebrew University Students in the Know

Thanks to Magic's Application Development Platform, 24,000 students of Israel's top-rated university - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) - can now access their personal academic and administrative information via their smartphones.

The Hebrew University’s Information Systems department developed the apps using the Magic xpa Application Platform for rapid cross-platform development. Magic xpa enabled HUJI’s IS team to leverage the same business logic to quickly and simultaneously develop native Android and iOS apps. 

Students can access personal information about grades, tuition, phone calendar, and academic and student services departments via their Android and iOS devices. The apps are available for download on Google Play and the Apple App Store, and tablets are also supported.

The internal development team is currently working on adding navigational functionality to make it easier for students to get to classes and exams.

Magic’s code-free cross-platform capabilities enabled us to develop Android and iOS applications in-house quickly and cost-effectively using a single skill set. In addition, Magic's powerful development platform automatically directs the operation between the client and server sides, saving us further time and effort,” said Micah Weiss, Mobile Development Leader and Magic Computing Coordinator at The Hebrew University. “We are delighted to work with Magic, who continues to be an excellent partner, and provided us with all the support we needed for our first major mobile project.”

The Hebrew University is ranked 67th in the world according to the 2015 report from the respected Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. We are proud that such an outstanding institution has been working with Magic for more than 15 years, and are very pleased that they chose to continue with Magic as they evolve to mobile application development,” stated Arik Mifano, Managing Director of Magic Israel. “While this is one example, all existing Magic xpa customers have the ability to leverage our robust and familiar platform to create mobile apps quickly and easily.”