uMobile- Taking Mobile Applications and Devices to the Next Level


As demand for mobile technology in higher education increases, there is parallel pressure to manage and control mobile security, infrastructure and content delivery. uMobile introduces a higher-education focused platform for delivering authenticated, personalized content to mobile devices. Core features enable integration with campus directories, calendars, and learning management systems, as well as provide useful mobile tools such as maps.

Backed by Jasig and a group of university sponsors, uMobile is built on top of well-tested integration libraries and benefits from a long history of community collaboration. The use of web-based technology allows universities to work in a familiar development environment, while open APIs (Application Programming Interface) and standards-based implementations enable integration with diverse university data sources. Role-based content distribution allows universities to target diverse communities such as students, staff, visitors, and alumni with relevant content.

Learn more about the challenges stemming from the increase of mobile devices on campuses, and how uMobile and other application solutions can tackle this trend in higher education.



Jen Bourey, Senior Software Developer, Unicon 

Jennifer Bourey is a Senior Software Engineer at Unicon, where she consults on open-source projects for higher education. Specializing in portals and mobile campus technology, she currently serves as technical lead for the uMobile project. Jennifer is a long-standing committer to several Jasig projects, is Jasig’s Portlet Release Manager, and serves on the uPortal and uMobile steering committees. Her passions include standards-compliant development, open-source collaboration, and friendly user interfaces.

Prior to joining Unicon, Jennifer worked on portal and learning management projects at Yale University. Jennifer holds a B.A. from Yale University and is pursuing an M.S. in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.



Intended Audience 

Technical (Software development)/ Applications; Staff, Faculty

Session Duration

60 minutes

Session Schedule

Wednesday, May 2nd
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Scotia McLeod Room (1315)


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