3 Year Enterprise Placement

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Nov 12, 2013 (4 years and 1 day ago)

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3
rd

Year Enterprise Placement



UMIP App Project Survey

© 2012 The University of Manchester All Rights Reserved

This survey was conducted within the university faculties of Humanities and
Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), receiving 89 responses, with a
majority (63%) coming from EPS


Aims:












Gather information concerning the mobile usage of University staff

To establish the

level of app development within the University, including
past and on
-
going projects

Identify staff who have ideas and would be interested in app development

Part 1.


Mobile Usage Trends in the University

27%

26%

22%

5%

4%

3%

1%

13%

0%
5%
10%
15%
20%
25%
30%
Apple iPad
Apple iPhone
Android Phone
(eg. HTC,
Samsung)
Android Tablet
Blackberry
Other
smartphone
(eg. Nokia
Symbian,
PalmOS)
Windows
Phone
Regular mobile
phone / None
of the above
Percentage of Participants

Platform

What are the popular mobile device platforms within University staff?

87% of university staff surveyed own a smartphone

61%

30%

4%

1%

4%

31%

39%

19%

2%

9%

0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
iOS
Android
Blackberry
Windows Phone
Other 'Smart OS'
Percentage of
Participants with Smartphones

Operating System

University
UK Trend (Mintel)
What is the most used operating system on these platforms?

iOS

is the
most

popular operating system
within the smart device owning
population of university staff, with almost double the ownership of iOS
compared to that of the UK trend.

0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Response Percentage

App Genre

Apps Owned by Participants

What are the most widely used app categories?

-

Communication

-

Travel & Location

-

Social


Part 2.


Gauging Interest of University Staff in
App Development

Of the 89 respondents:




58% of participants were interested in a
dedicated university resource
for
app development

10 staff members (11%) have already been
involved in app development
projects

31 staff members (35%) submitted
ideas for potential app development

20

9

9

9

6

6

5

4

3

2

2

2

2

11

0
5
10
15
20
25
Number of Responses

Role/Title

Participant's Role/Title in the University

Who took most interest in the survey?

-

Lecturers

-

Administrative Assistants

-

Postgraduate Students

-

Professors

0%
5%
10%
15%
20%
25%
30%
35%
40%
Email Flyers
University-Wide
Event/Seminar
Information event
targeted to Faculty
Members
Posters/Flyers
Percentage of Participants

Preferred Means of
Receiving
Information
Concerning
App Development




Email flyers
are the preferred means by which to contact staff with more
information regarding the project.

Part 3.


Concluding Remarks

The faculties of Humanities and EPS house several staff members who have
interest in the development of apps.



There are clusters of staff, mainly in Electronic & Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science, who have experience developing apps and can now be
contacted or followed up for further involvement.



These people may have a part to play in giving talks at events about their
development experiences, suggesting routes to take with current/future app
projects and also potential involvement in a dedicated university development
resource/spin
-
in.


UMIP’s Role

-

To provide opportunity for staff to deliver their app ideas and prototypes.

-

Evaluate commercial potential for such apps

-

To provide funding (via mini
-
pop) to support development

-

Aim to bring out 4 apps by the end of 2013