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Where Is the Laundry Feature?

The Laundry feature on the Illinois app is a great tool for tracking washer and dryer availability throughout the day – so you can plan that trip to the laundry room at the perfect time. You don’t even need to wait around for your clothes to wash or dry. Laundry also allows you to keep…

University Transitions to Illinois App for Building Access

The University of Illinois is recommending that students, faculty and staff transition to using the Illinois app to display their COVID-19 Building Access Status.   Building Access status is already available on the Illinois app, while more details about health records can be accessed via the McKinley Health Center portal.  In addition to displaying Building Access…

Huddle Up with Groups on the Illinois App

With the Groups feature, users can now create a communication space in the Illinois app for friends and colleagues. People use Groups for messaging around a certain topic or between a certain number of people, posting announcements, hosting chats, and organizing meetups. Groups can also be used to publish events that show up in the…

Quick Poll and Find Out

By: Rebecca Avgoustopoulos If you ever find yourself sitting on the Quad on a busy day, try sending a Quick Poll to the people around you right from the Illinois app. Quick Polls are an entertaining and surprisingly informative way to send a multiple-choice question to other people on the app. Then you can watch the…

Students in Translation Studies Program Translate Safer Illinois to Portuguese and Other Languages

Students at the University of Illinois in the Translation Studies Program are leveraging their unique skills to make open-source contributions to the Rokwire Community. Their professor Kara Warburton, in collaboration with the Rokwire team, has tasked her students with localizing text strings in the Safer Illinois app for other languages. The contribution project counts towards…

Developers’ Corner: Fall 2021

Developers’ Corner is a segment in the Rokwire Insider newsletter where we sit down with the people who contribute to our innovative projects. In this issue, we introduce Sandeep.   Sandeep Puthanveetil Satheesan is a Technical Lead on the Rokwire initiative and a Senior Research Programmer at the NCSA. His work is integral to Rokwire and his leadership has…

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