A new student mobile app which allows students to access timetables, exam results, emergency notifications, digital identification, and find college locations launched today on campus. The app, dubbed Trinity Live, was designed and developed by Trinity students.
The app was designed by computer science students Seamus Dwyer, Caolan Melvin, Mark Noone and Michael McAndrew, and was overseen by Dr. Darach Golden. The students worked as interns over the summer for IT Services to develop the app.
Speaking about the project, Dr Geoff Bradley, Head of Academic Services, Innovation & Digital Platforms, outlined that the new Trinity Live app builds on the Trinity Digital ID app which was introduced in launched in 2015 and was “later commercialised as an early student entrepreneurial effort”.
“While that app was popular and innovative, it needed to be redeveloped or replaced to keep pace with smartphone changes,” said Bradley.
Bradley outlined that the team is looking for funding to continue to improve the app with more interns over this coming summer.
Launching the app, Provost Patrick Pendergast noted that the app is an example of student innovation and entrepreneurship in action, and that it will benefit the entire student community.
The app fulfills many of the same functions as the website portal my.tcd.ie. Many students recently encountered difficulties with the website while trying to access their December exam results due to the large numbers of students accessing the website at the same time.
The Trinity Live app is now available for download for both Apple and Android devices.