The idea of the mobile app was born at a time when the higher education student’s daily needed services, such as course schedules, exam enrolments and public transport timetables were scattered around in several places. Setting up one’s own schedule was tedious, and most services did not work well on mobile devices. The University of Oulu decided to solve these challenges for their students, by developing the Aapo mobile app as an in-house project.
Aapo was an immediate success story. The idea began to gain ground of creating a similar application that could be used to make student life easier further afield. Since all students have similar needs wherever they study, why on earth wouldn’t students elsewhere want a similar service? That was the start of the Tuudo story. The team responsible for innovating Tuudo included some of the same people who had earlier developed the highly successful Aapo app.
In the early days of Aapo, many were sceptical about whether there was any need at all for a student mobile app. However, experience soon showed there to be numerous users with obvious needs. As for Tuudo, nothing has changed. When it comes to their daily needs, students prefer a mobile app to any browser-based solution – and Tuudo’s ease of use is definitely in its favour. Since its inception, the team behind Tuudo has grown through several recruitments, with the future looking bright. Tuudo is good to go global.
The gist of Tuudo is simple: by saving time and effort of both the students and the higher education institutions, Tuudo empowers everyone to concentrate on the most important things: to teach, and to learn.