The development team for One.IU, the app store and search service for Indiana University’s online services, is among the finalists for a TechPoint Mira Award in tech services. TechPoint is a nonprofit organization representing Indiana's technology community. The Mira Awards have recognized the most important players and developments in the state's IT industry since 2000.

One.IU improves on OneStart, the web portal developed in 2001, facilitating access to IU services. “User feedback has overwhelmingly told us that our current university portal is just too cluttered. We wanted a way to make it fast and easy to complete everyday tasks,” said product manager Alan Walsh.

The One.IU interface is designed to be simple and intuitive, allowing users to find what they need and get their business done. One.IU works the same on any device, from desktop to handheld; incorporates a Google-like search function; and looks and works like an app store.

This is not the first time One.IU has been honored by the IT community. In February, IU was named a finalist in IDG’s Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) awards program. The CITE awards will be announced in April.

"Our team has worked incredibly hard to bring this product from vision to reality in a very short time," said Walsh. "Being a finalist for the TechPoint Mira Award – not to mention the CITE award – is nice recognition of the fact that IU is on the cutting edge of IT and we are providing real value to the people we care so much about."

Mira Award winners will be announced at an interactive, Gatsby-themed gala on May 3 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. For more on the 2014 Mira Award finalists, see: http://go.iu.edu/arv

In the meantime, One.IU developers continue making improvements. The latest updates include a new help screen, apps launching in new tabs, the option to personalize a few settings, and student advising records – with more to come over the next year or so.

Learn more about One.IU at https://one.iu.edu

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