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Promoting The Vision And Research Mandate Of Institutions Through Mobile Technology In The 21st Century: Case Study “NILEST Mobile-App”

Volume 1 - Issue 3, September 2017 Edition
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S.I.R Okoduwa
Mobile app, Communication technology, Leather Institute, NILEST, Android phone.
Background: Technological advancement has changed the way information and awareness creation is handled in today’s world. Developing an alternative system and a more convenient way becomes imperative for every organization. The aim of this project was to design a mobile app which could enhance the promotion of the vision and research mandate of the Institute. Method: The following applications were utilized in the design: Dreamweaver studio 8, HTML 5, Corel-Draw 15, Android cheat sheet for graphic and iOS converter. A sample of the developed mobile app was tested on both android and iOS mobile phones. Result: The result showed that the app is android compatible and user friendly. It has the ability to update her users with current information from the institute as well as local and international news. It gives easy navigation to the institute’s social media pages online. It also show case various aspect of the institute ranging from academic policies, rules and regulations governing students activities and finally the mandate, vision and mission of the institute. Conclusion: This study demonstrated how a mobile application technology could help to propel the vision of an institute via mobile app in order to achieve her strategic set mandate and organizational goals.
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