DevSTAC projects ranges from small personal projects requested by WashU professors to multi-tier applications using cutting-edge technology.

Mobile Applications

Noonlight SDK (formerly SafeTrek)

2018

Developed an iOS framework (SDK) that enables third-party developers to embed functionality from Noonlight, a personal safety app, into their iOS applications.

Users of these other apps can then trigger safety alarms through Noonlight without having to leave those other apps. 

Breast Feeding Friend App (BFF)

2017

DevSTAC developed an Android app for a study at the Washington University School of Medicine. BFF is a handheld personal lactation consultant which provides detailed information for new mothers about breastfeeding.

DevSTAC built this application from the ground-up, gathering requirements, creating both app and web portal, and performing system and integration testing.

WUSTL Mobile Transportation Module

2017

DevSTAC enhanced iOS version of the WUSTL Mobile iOS app by replacing the “Circulator” module with a “Transportation” module.

This change created a more modular back-end system for adding new transportation options, and allows members of the Wash U community to see the location of the Metro Green Line, Campus Circulator, West Campus Shuttle, and other transportation options in real-time.

Website Development

Contraceptive Education Website

(2019) The obstetrics and gynecology department hired DevSTAC to work on the development of a tool that presents information about contraceptives organized from most to least effective based on entered personal information/preferences.

The data it would draw from would be from the US Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraception. It would need to be easily updatable as more information or new contraceptive options become available.

Trees.WUSTL Website

(2018) Facilities Planning & Management hired DevSTAC to create a website to spotlight significant trees on WashU’s campus; aligning with WashU’s goal to become a Level 1 Arboretum.

Arbor Tree Sign

The project included building a WordPress website, taking standard and 360 degree photography of the trees, and designing signs with QR codes that were mounted on the trees themselves. When scanned, the QR codes present the user with detailed information about the tree.

The project will continue as we add more trees being to the site and add photos of existing trees at various times through the year.

STS Printer Status Webpage

(2018) The STS printer status webpage allows you to check the status of any lab printers managed by Student Technology Services. Low on toner? Out of paper? You can check before you print!

While the webpage isn’t new, DevSTAC enhanced the application to make it more accurate, minimize down-time, align with best-practices in regards to documentation and coding and improve and streamline administrative functionality.

Summer Conferences Policies Website

(2017) Summer Conferences wanted to save money and go green by replacing paper pamphlets with a website filled with maps, FAQs and information about parking and safety. 

For this website, WordPress was the way to go, allowing Summer Conferences to make future changes to the content themselves. 

Aperio Examen Website

(2016) Aperio Examen is a website, built using the software framework Ruby on Rails, which allows students to report cognitive behavioral data for a class taught by the Business School’s Jackson Nickerson

WashU Academic Integrity Quiz

A project to revamp the video and test currently taken by incoming students as part of orientation. This project took place in conjunction with The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS) and was coordinated by Kyle Williams, Assistant Director of OSCSS.

Photography and Film

Virtual Dorm Tours

(2018) Summer Conferences needed a way give dorm tours to potential clients without those clients needing to come on campus. DevSTAC created virtual tours of multiple Residence Halls using 360 degree photography. 

Take a tour below spotlighting of one of the Residence Halls – Village East.

The others are available at the Summer Conferences website.

Athletic Complex Spin Class 360 Video

(2016) The 360 degree video was shot and edited by DevSTAC for the Athletic Center to showcase one of the many classes that the Athletic Complex has to offer.

2016 Presidential Election Season 360 Video

The 2016 Election Season video includes immersive 360 media from a number of events during the US Presidential Election held at various locations across the Danforth campus. From debate watch parties to the Election Results watch event. See it as it happened at Wash U!

Virtual Campus Tour 360 Photos

(2016) The STS Virtual Campus Tour allows the viewer to experience a number of locations on the Danforth campus using 360 photography.  Some locations on campus also include 360 video of events. 

WILD 360 Videos

DevSTAC created highlight clips of WashU’s WILD concerts. The footage is taken by our own DevSTAC videographers attending the events.