Kurogo Powers Mobile Websites and Apps in Higher Education

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Open Source Mobile Development Platform Experiences Continued Widespread Adoption in Higher Education, Boston College to Discuss its Deployment at EDUCAUSE Event

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“With widespread adoption at the most prestigious schools, Kurogo is now the de facto choice for developing mobile websites and native apps in higher education,” said Marshall Vale, chief technology officer of Modo Labs.

Modo Labs™, a leading provider of open source content delivery solutions for mobile platforms and devices, today announced rapid adoption of its Kurogo™ Mobile Platform. Respected universities, including the University of Wisconsin, Aurora University and Boston College, are using Kurogo to easily create rich mobile websites. Available for download, Kurogo is an open source project based on the highly regarded MIT Mobile Framework and can be used to develop mobile websites and native iOS applications.

“Our students, faculty, staff and alumni needed a mobile website with key campus content in one place, and Kurogo delivered,” said Nick Weaver, director of web services at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “Kurogo provided a sophisticated platform and pre-built modules with a robust back-end. The development process was a breeze, Kurogo's clean design allows us to easily customize our mobile website and add modules at any time.”

“Kurogo’s intuitive interface allowed us to implement our school’s entire mobile website, enabling us to rapidly go mobile,” said John Kocsis, director of Digital Communications at Aurora University. “Kurogo seamlessly draws data from our existing feeds and immediately solved the issue of mobile device fragmentation – the downfall of many mobile websites made with less robust platforms. With so many pre-built modules to explore and implement, Kurogo provides a path for our mobile website to continually grow and expand.”

Kurogo is the leading open source platform for developing content-rich mobile websites and native apps. Kurogo serves as Mobile-Optimized Middleware™, aggregating content from a broad range of back-end sources and optimizing it for delivery to any mobile device.

At the EDUCAUSE NERCOMP Annual Conference 2012 on March 13th at 4:30 p.m. ET, Boston College’s Web Support Manager Scott Olivieri will discuss the school’s success story with Kurogo. The panel, titled “Building a Comprehensive Mobile Presence at Boston College,” will help university IT leaders learn effective mobile strategies and the technologies that power them. Olivieri will be joined by Marshall Vale, chief technology officer of Modo Labs, and Arthur McSweeney, director of Education Sales at Modo Labs, to explain how a connected, cohesive mobile campus can be easily deployed.

“With widespread adoption at the most prestigious schools, Kurogo is now the de facto choice for developing mobile websites and native apps in higher education,” said Marshall Vale, chief technology officer of Modo Labs. “Kurogo-powered websites and apps continue to help leading universities engage with prospective students, deliver timely information and services to current students and faculty while helping alumni maintain close ties to their school. Kurogo provides the critical element in connecting the daily lives of students, faculty, staff and visitors to a mobile campus.”

Kurogo is available for download at http://www.kurogo.org. Kurogo training and support information is available at http://www.kurogo.org/support/. Kurogo users at universities around the world contribute open source code and new developments through kurogo.org.

About Modo Labs
Modo Labs offers mobile solutions and support services to help universities and enterprises take advantage of the fast growing Kurogo Open Source Mobile Platform. Our technology integrates with and transforms data and content from any source, and presents it on any mobile device. The company’s core offering, Kurogo Mobile Optimized MiddlewareTM, is an open source development platform designed for clean integration, exceptional platform-specific user experience and a high degree of customizability. Additional information about Modo Labs is available at http://www.modolabs.com.

© 2012 Kurogo, Mobile Optimized Middleware, Modo Labs and the Modo Labs logo are trademarks of Modo Labs, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand names are trademarks of their respective partners.

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