Information Technology Services (ITS) announced that Emeka Anyanwu, a School of Medicine student, placed first in the contest to build a mobile app for reporting wireless and mobile signal strength. The contest was sponsored by ITS and the Undergraduate Student Government IT Committee in support of the initiative to expand and improve mobile connectivity on campus.
Anyanwu’s app was chosen by a select group of students, faculty and staff for its ability to let members of the CWRU community quickly mark where they’re experiencing a weak or missing wireless or cellular signal. The app will store data until the user reaches a signal and send it to ITS for evaluation. It is expected to be available to the campus this month.
The second place winner of the contest is Carlin Jackson; the third place winners are the team of Matthew Wollerman and James Hale.
In addition to the app, the campus community can report on wireless and cellular signal strength through the wireless initiative website at case.edu/its/wireless. Visit the website for more information on the initiative’s accomplishments thus far and plans for the future.