Astate introduces Dining Plate
ASTATE Dining Plate is an app specifically designed for ASU students to make menus available, provide hours of operation and list ingredients used in each meal.
David Miller, the general manager of dining services, originally heard of a similar app for another college campus and thought it would be a good idea to bring to ASU.
He teamed up with Hanne Pelletier, the marketing specialist for the app and together they created ASTATE Dining Plate.
Pelletier is the brains behind the app. She was excited about the idea of having an app for students and was on board from the start.
She said she believes that the best thing about the app is its convenience.
Although ASU dining services has other sites such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate, the access of an app will make it easier to find information.
The app provides the menus, nutritional value of food, a calendar of events and maps for those who may not know where the food court is on campus. App users will also receive discounts and coupons for other places in the food court.
There will be additional updates on the app to make it even more specific for users.
For instance, students will be able to mark their favorite meals on the apps calendar and are notified when that particular meal is being served. Theyre also implementing a calorie counter for those with specific dietary goals.
Teah Morris, a freshman from Ash Down has the app on her phone and said, the app looks very professionally done.
She also said the best thing about the app is being able to look up when Acansa Dining Hall will be open.
Since the times are different for the weekend, she now knows when to make a trip from her dorm to the Acansa Dining Hall. She said she likes the ease of the app and plans to use it regularly. Miller and Pelletier are both very excited and pleased with the outcome of the app and feels that it will become a great success on campus.
For now, ASTATE Dining Plate is only available for iPhones and is found in the iTunes store. An android friendly version is in the works currently and, according to Miller, will be available soon.
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