Through the Ohio State and Apple partnership, the university has the opportunity to travel to Apple’s Cupertino Enterprise Design Lab to envision apps that will benefit Ohio State students, faculty and staff. Ohio State developers then work to bring the concept defined in Cupertino to life with help and feedback from our university community.
Through this partnership, we've created two signature apps; Ohio State: Discover and Ohio State: Wellness. Learn more about the apps below and download them for your devices.
Ohio State: Wellness
Find resources, set goals, build healthy habits and connect to support. The Ohio State: Wellness app is a new tool to support student mental health and well-being on campus. Whether you’re looking to find resources for yourself or someone you care about, the Wellness app is a great place to start.
The app, which will continue to evolve based on the needs of students, is organized into four sections:
- Explore — articles and scholarship focused on student wellness
- Support — resources for recovery and proactive wellness
- My Wellness — tracking to support wellness goals
- Crisis — directions for quickly accessing support; this feature is also currently available as “I’m Experiencing an Emergency or Crisis” in the About You tab in the Ohio State app
Anyone with an Apple device running iOS 13 or higher may download the app for free by searching for “Ohio State: Wellness” in the App Store. This semester, we will also launch a standalone app for Android and add features from the “Ohio State: Wellness” app to the existing Ohio State app for Android and iOS.
Ohio State: Discover App
In January 2018, a group of students, staff and developers from Ohio State visited Apple’s Enterprise Design Lab to develop the framework for an app that would help incoming students transition to college. The Ohio State: Discover app, is now available in the app store and is downloaded automatically on to all iPads deployed through Digital Flagship.
The app provides tips and tricks for iPad as well as timely reminders and information about the start of classes. Content updates frequently and is tailored based on academic rank and campus to provide timely, actionable information.
In addition to this curated feed of university information, the app provides class schedule calendars, account updates and updated grades. A course planning feature in the app helps students sketch out a plan of those classes that they might take each semester. Student organization event and meeting lists are available in the app to help students plan to be involved both inside and outside the classroom.
The iPad app is currently available in the app store, and Discover app functionality is available in the Ohio State app for iPhone and Android.
Submit Your Idea
Do you have an idea for an app that would improve the university experience? Submit your idea for consideration as part of the Digital Flagship enterprise app development program. App ideas will be evaluated based on need, scope and viability. If your idea is suggested for additional review, you will be contacted to provide details and input.