Welcome to the U-M Mobile App Center

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The Mobile Apps Center is designed to encourage all students, faculty and staff to develop and distribute useful mobile apps to the university community. We provide news, information, and services available anytime, anyplace on your mobile device.

Developing applications in the university environment can sometimes present unique challenges. The Mobile App Center contains helpful information on topics such as data access and branding requirements. Read on to discover how following a cyclical development process can help you create a successful, usable application at the University of Michigan.


This is where it all begins. Learn how to design your app to be user-friendly, graphically polished, and accessible to all. From U-M-specific guidelines to best practices, get the info you need to go from vision to plan.

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Now’s where you choose a platform, then begin building in it. Find tools to help you check your work and hook your app to U-M data feeds and authentication, and where to learn more about coding.

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You've been testing as you build; now it's about putting the built machine through its paces. Find tools and techniques for uncovering as many issues as possible so your users don't have to.

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When you're ready to release, the university can help you with intellectual property, privacy and other issues as well as distribution details. Check here too for issues specific to medical apps.

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Increasing your app's reach is all about fixing outstanding bugs and taking your product from good to great. Keep your momentum going with these tools.

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