Higher education is always promoted to be an important highlight of your life that can make you or break you in the "real world" but it is also a difficult time frame to adjust to new study habits. Being a college student means tackling multiple challenging classes a semester with assignments and exams constantly approaching and it could be hard to find the time, resources, and patience to study as much as you should. The new application, Sympl is here to help you out! Sympl is a mobile app geared towards students in higher education to connect them to classmates taking the same courses. The app prompts the user for their semester schedule and compiles lists of other users with similar schedules to easily communicate with.
Let's say you have a huge test coming up and you're at Starbucks trying to cram. With Sympl, you can pick up your phone and find study groups in your area for the same class with the given duration of the study group and the number of students participating. You can ask to join at the click of a button and wait to be accepted. Sympl also sends push notifications for major upcoming assignments and study groups for your classes in the area.
It is important to stay socialized because networking is a huge advantage at this time in your life and Sympl encourages sharing your schedule and going out to study with new people. The app is now available at Michigan State University and will be available in the fall for Arizona State University and University of Austin, Texas in iOS and Android. Stay updated for when Sympl is coming to your area by going to their website.
Daniele is a student at Florida Polytechnic University who is studying Computer Science with a concentration in Cyber Security. In High School, she was introduced to the science and technology world through the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a robotics foundation where students of varying ages can compete through tasks that their robots perform. With help from mentors she met through FIRST, she became interested in programming and developing. Today, Daniele is a special events host for F5 Live: Refreshing Technology and PLuGHiTz Live Special Events and a co-host for both The New Product Launchpad and FIRST Looks.