Monthly Archives: June 2009

IdCard Photo Service Gets an EARful

The Idcard Photo service has a new client!

Photos are now available in the Electronic Academic Records System (EARS). This means that advisors and administrators who are working with students can see photos along with academic records.

The advisers are thrilled and, according to Patricia Greer of the Student Team, calling the photo service from her application was easy.

Other Clients Coming on Board Soon

The College of Education is in the process of adding photos to the STEP advisors application and Catalyst Tools will soon be adding photos to GoPost.

Interested in Getting Access?

The registrar’s office has determined that access to the photos will be governed by the same Memorandum of Understanding that covers access to the Student Web Service data. If you have signed the MOU, contact Matt Winslow to get your application’s certificate authorized.

New Version Coming Soon

A new version that will allow clients to request custom sizes is in the works and will be released soon.

An iPhone Web Application using Student Web Services

A few students (Braxton Ehle, Chris Zrout, and William Briere) from the iSchool has created a cool new iPhone web application using the student web services as part of their course work.

You can access the application here http://myuw.info

The students contacted the SWS team while working on their project to programmatically access public UW course data in a fast and easy way. When they completed their project we were happy to see such fast and creative innovation built on top of the SWS.

Here is the list of features from their own words.

Search for and view information on classes

  • Including Course description, professor, time, class meetings, and location

Add classes to your “schedule”

  • From your schedule page you can view the days of the week the class meets, time, professor, building, and room#
  • You can also register the class

Map your classes in Google Maps

  • View your classes by day in Google Maps

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“It’s designed around webkit and safari in mind, so it’s best viewed in either safari or an iPod Touch or iPhone.”

Braxton, Chris, and William plan on finalizing their project and adding more features in the near future to help UW students – get mobile! I also heard from their instructor that they did a “great job” with the app and liked how they tailored the project to help solve a practical need.

Good work!