University students develop a pilot App for android devices
As part of its student support programme, during this Summer, the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) engaged a number of students from the University of Malta and other educational institutions offering them the opportunity to put into practice operational and technical skills in the field of ICT.
As a result, these students developed an application for all mobile devices running on Android 1.6 or higher. This application assists users in locating over 170 free public Wi-Fi Hotspots that the MCA installed jointly with a number of host organisations around Malta and Gozo.
It is anticipated that further value-added enhancements will be undertaken in the coming months, together with the development of a similar App for iPhone devices.
The two students involved in the development of this application are John Aquilina Alamango who's currently reading for a Bachelor's of Science in ICT at the University of Malta and Jonathan Mallia who is currently reading for a BSc in Internet Applications Development.
The application, which is free of charge and can be downloaded directly from the Google Play store, in which it has been ranked 18th and 19th amongst the TOP FREE APPLICATIONS. Further information can be obtained from http://www.mca.org.mt/free-wi-fi-locator-smartphone-application