Weejot.com launches mobile web app programming into US higher education market, offers students free developer accounts

Chicago, November 1, 2012— Mobile start-up Weejot.com has launched an initiative to get university students across the United States programming for the mobile web using it’s enterprise class mobile app publishing service.

Designed to enable organizations to rapidly design and deploy mobile apps to any device in real time, the Weejot.com service is being used by universities and colleges to build out apps for students and prospective students.

In order to foster an enthusiasm for app development and programming, the creators of Weejot.com have decided to give Weejot accounts to every student on any campus using the service. Universities and colleges can evaluate the platform for free by requesting an invite code from the Weejot.com website.

Weejot.com uses HTML5, JavaScript and JQueryMobile to display apps that look and feel like native device apps without the need for app stores. Using the Weejot SDK, developers can create their own ‘app templates’ that enable non-technical users to create apps.

Winston Salem State University is the latest institution to move forward with implementing Weejot.

“We are thrilled with what Weejot has to offer. We can build out a mobile experience in minutes and make changes in real-time,” said Justin McKenzie, CIO at Winston Salem. “Weejot.com is powerful and easy to use, it’s going to cause a real stir in the higher ed community. It’s also low cost and can be implemented almost instantly and that will save institutions thousands of dollars in mobile investment, not to mention time to market.”

One recent ‘AppTemplate’ developed by the Chicago-based Jadu, Inc., the creators of the Weejot.com service, provides instantaneous social media aggregation. Aptly named JotSocial, the aggregator enables users to simply enter their corporate Facebook page, YouTube account and multiple Twitter accounts to display a mobile ‘mash up’ of social content in a single feed.

“We’re really excited about getting students writing mobile web apps,” said Suraj Kika, CEO of Weejot.com. “For years we’ve been searching hard for talented software engineers, taking in new grads and training them to write secure and elegant code for the web. Now we have a real shot at providing students with real world skills and a service that can help them shape their careers. We want to build a nation of mobile web programmers and entrepreneurs.”

The Weejot for Education service will be officially launched at EDUCAUSE 2012 in Denver, CO, on November 6, 2012—where attendees can meet the team behind Weejot.com at booth 653.

Weejot.com has experienced success in the government sector in Europe, with many UK government agencies using the service to deploy apps to the public.