A Park University senior majoring in information and computer science won a Rave Wireless development competition with his creation of an application that allows students to buy, sell and exchange used textbooks throughout the campus community.
Rodrigo Neri, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, received a cash prize for his creation of the "myBooks Sale" application for the Rave Campus platform. He built the application with the Rave Extender toolkit, which is part of the Rave Campus mobile application suite.
Neri said the competition gave him the opportunity to create something innovative that can be used at several universities around the U.S.
"The application I developed is a tool that students have been waiting for," said Neri, who has an internship this summer at the Cerner Corp. in Kansas City, Mo. "It allows students to buy, sell and exchange books among the school's community, without having to worry about shipment or credit card transactions."
Rave Wireless, headquartered in Framingham, Mass., provides safety applications for mobile users, including Rave Alert, Rave Guardian and Rave Campus products. Rave Campus allows colleges and universities to deploy a core set of packaged mobile applications for safety, mobile learning and student services, while allowing members of the campus community to build their own applications on the platform.
The textbook exchange application at Park University allows students to post used textbooks for sale, find a needed textbook and schedule a safe time and place to meet the buyer/seller to complete the transaction.
"It’s great to see someone with Rodrigo's sense of innovation building value upon the Rave mobile application platform," said Rave Wireless CEO Tom Axbey.