The idea was originally triggered by the fact that students spent a lot of time searching different systems for different information. The information they required was scattered, making timetables was tedious and changes needed to be made manually. On top of that, the software did not work well on mobile devices.
Aapo was very warmly welcomed at the University of Oulu and so the idea of introducing a similar application to make student life easier in other higher education institutions soon gained ground. Since all students have similar needs wherever they study, why on earth wouldn’t students elsewhere want a similar service? This was our starting point when we set out to develop Tuudo, which some of the original Aapo team members are also involved in.
In the early days of Aapo, many were sceptical about the need for a student application. However, experience has shown that there are numerous users with needs. Feedback suggests that this is also the case with Tuudo.
When it comes to their daily basic needs, students everywhere seem to genuinely prefer to use a mobile app rather than a browser-based solution. Tuudo has been highly commended for its ease of use, likewise its basic idea of bringing together the key services needed in studies and student life into one place. Our customer base, which comprises large and small higher education institutions, universities and universities of applied sciences, is broad and extensive enough to give us every reason to believe that Tuudo will be a success story in any higher education institution and that it will be the app of choice for students anywhere.
We at Tuudo want to enable students and higher education institutions to save time and resources, and to let them concentrate on their core work. For students, this includes learning and living an unforgettable student life, not surfing from one browser window to another just to get through their studies. For higher education institutions, this includes providing a high standard of education, not coding mobile apps. Tuudo helps institutions and students to concentrate on the fundamentals: teaching and learning.
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The in-house project at the University of Oulu to develop the Aapo app can be considered the start of the Tuudo story.Lue lisää