Faced with regular complaints from members about not receiving emails regarding activities, the Gothenburg Local Network embarked on a mission dubbed ‘Operation inform all’ by creating a mobile application ‘NFGL Gothenburg’, currently available on the Google Play store.
The concept of the mobile app was decided as the fastest way for people to navigate information delivered by the network. It is also our unique way of contributing to innovation while studying in Sweden; a country ranked high up the ladder globally in the area of innovation.
This mobile application was developed using the pool of knowledge from the NFGL Gothenburg network. Dr Hassan Auf, a master student in the Department of Public Health and board member, took the responsibility to create the application from scratch.
The app is providing our members with a unique way to get information, book and participate in events, workshops, seminars and visits to companies around Sweden. It also contains information about Sweden and other useful links we thought indispensable for living in Sweden.
Some of the features in this application include:
A blog: our blog enables members to share their individual experiences while living in Gothenburg.
An event calendar: our calendar is the most visited link as all information regarding current and future events is uploaded. Members can select activities that fit their academic schedule and interests.
Access to a community: members can meet and interact with each on other social media platforms.
A list of board members: this contains current and past board members to reach out to.
Useful links: this feature gives you useful information to learn more about Sweden and its values such as innovation, sustainability and equality, to name just a few.
We are currently working on covering all NFGL networks within a single platform to enable scholarship holders to network, connect and attend events in a single click as well as making it available for other mobile app stores.