Tuesday 11 February 2014
QM has been working away at developing a new mobile application for students. The aim of the app is to make everyday life at QM a bit easier, by making timetables, library services, PC availability, campus maps, and much more available in one place. The free app is available to download in the Apple, Google and Blackberry app stores, so download it now and try it out for yourself! The app is also available as a web app: qml.campusm.net.
Features currently in the app include:
- check your course timetables on the move
- log into QM Plus and your QM email
- search the library catalogue, renew books, and view fines
- check PC workstation availability across all of our campuses
- search campus maps for buildings and locations
- access social media from your School or Faculty, and from Student Services
- Your Guide – useful links to Student Services and Support
- information, news and events from Queen Mary Students’ Union
The app was launched in a testing phase in mid-January, and a group of QM students completed testing scenarios and gave comments and feedback about their experiences using the app. The feedback was taken into account and is being incorporated where possible to improve the app’s usability, design and functions.
Feedback is welcomed and can be submitted under the ‘settings’ tab in the app or the ‘settings’ icon in the banner on the web app. The app is set to continue to develop and grow, and becoming an essential part of the QM community’s day-to-day life. Keep an eye out for further developments and updates in order to ensure you’re not missing out!
Using the app - Frequently Asked Questions
You may have some questions about the app, its features and compatibility. Here we have put together a set of Frequently Asked Questions to help you:
Q: What is the app for?
A: The app is intended to provide students with easy access to information such as timetables, library services, PC availability, plus useful reference material about QM services and Queen Mary Students’ Union.
Q: How do I get hold of the app?
A: The app can be downloaded from the Apple, Google, and Blackberry app stores. Search for ‘QML’ and look for the icon.
For Windows devices, use your browser to navigate to: qml.ombiel.co.uk
Q: What platforms are supported?
A: Android (version 2.3.3 or higher)
iOS (version 6.0 or higher)
Blackberry (Z10 model)
Web – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
Q: I have a Windows phone/tablet. How can I use the app?
A: Use the browser version on Windows devices. A native Windows app is planned for later in 2014.
Q: I have an earlier model Blackberry. How can I use the app?
A: Use the browser version on earlier Blackberry handsets: qml.ombiel.co.uk
Q: After installing the app, it asks me to login with a user name and password. What are they?
A: Use your QM username (e.g. le12345) and password.
Q: How can I provide feedback on the app?
A: You can provide feedback via the app through Settings on iOS and Android, or the Feedback icon in the banner on the web version. You can also rate the app and post feedback in the app stores.
Q: When I use the Library, My Account option, it asks me for a barcode and PIN. What are they?
A: These are the same barcode and PIN you use when using the self-service facilities in the libraries.
Q: The Timetable is not showing all my lectures/seminars/tutorials etc. Why is this?
A: The Timetable feature shows the same timetable as it appears in MyTimetable in QMplus. Please note: at present, SMD student timetables have not been put into MyTimetable so cannot be shown via the app.
Q: Not all the locations shown in the Timetable link to the maps. Why is this?
A: We are working to resolve this issue and expect to have it fixed soon.
Q: I know my school has Twitter but this isn't appearing on the Feeds section, why?
A: We will soon be adding schools' Twitter feeds to this feature.
Q: I’ve got more questions! Who can I ask?
A: You can send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll aim to get back to you as soon as possible.