This initiative will enhance services and collaboration between universities, students and the private sector
Samsung Electronics Levant, the global leader in digital technologies and digital convergence, announced the launch of the student applications OCApp and UniApp, aiming to connect universities students through smartphone applications to enhance the educational experience atno cost for students, universities and colleges. Developed by Applikable technologies and adopted by The Association of Arab Universities with more than 300 member universities in the MENA region, this initiative will enhance services and collaboration between universities, students and the private sector.
Mr. Fadi Abu-Shamat, Head of Corporate Marketing at Samsung Electronics Levant Ltd. Commented on the cooperation saying:“Supporting innovation is one of Samsung Electronics' core principles, where innovative technology helps elevate our life styles and leverageon the digital revolution to make life simpler and richer, making our technology available to everyone from all ages."
"There are more than 6 million college students in the Arab world who need solutions and proper devices to match their expectations andneedswhile they are onalimited budget, and that’s what OCApp and UniApp will offer, by partnering with a 12 year old success story On Campus, reliable application developers, youth supporters, entrepreneurs and leading brandsin the region”, he added.
Mr. Rafeek Zabian, the managing director of Applikable Technologies-The Developing Partner of the applications- stressed on the success factors of their initiative and believes that current local capabilities compete internationally with UNIApp and OCApp which offer a full-fledged solution for educational institutes who lacked a mobile gateway for a tech savvy generation. Other Applikable Technologies upcoming applications are community based solutions as well offered to the public sector with the support of private leaders and responsible brands to their communities in the Middle East.
OCApp and UniApp of network universities released on both Android and iOS platforms, will serve more than 180,000 students in Jordan during 2014, according to Haitham Hawashin, founder of On Campus: “Students now can get access to their academic status, grades, study plans, campus activities and announcements. In addition to being connected and informed instantly on various volunteering and youth development opportunities, internships, jobs, daily social feeds, events, special offers and promotions from the private sector."
"This initiative equips students with services, connectivity and content that addresses their issuesand supports their educational and personal development and transition to adulthood. It’sanother empowerment tool and innovation by youth and an extension to the On Campus brand, which started by OC Magazine in 2002 then followed by the Arabic edition Majaletna in 2007, always by and for student. We at On Campus strive to influence greater numbers of youth and inspire hundreds of thousands in the Arab world”.
OCAPP and UniApps are available on Google Play and App Store. Searchand install “OCAPP” for the full list of universitiesand enjoy an ON/OFF Campus experience!