Partnership combines Campus Safety Features of Rave Alert and Rave Guardian with the Kurogo Mobile Campus and App Assembly Platform
Oct. 29, 2015 — Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted software partner for campus and public safety, and Modo Labs, provider of the leading mobile engagement and campus platform for universities and enterprises, today announced a partnership that will enable colleges and universities to create innovative applications featuring industry proven mass notification and campus safety features. This integrated offering allows both technical and non-technical staff to be able to quickly create extraordinary mobile apps that include industry leading safety features as well as customized campus community capabilities.
Modo Labs’ flagship product – Kurogo Mobile Campus – is the first solution that puts mobile implementation and deployment capabilities, previously only attainable by hiring expensive mobile consultants, directly in the hands of non-developers. The platform allows both technical and non-technical staff alike to create compelling, rich mobile websites and native applications using data and content from university back-end systems and other data repositories. Pre-built modules for LMS, SIS, transit, dining, news, athletics, indoor and outdoor maps and more, makes it possible for universities to leverage any data source and deploy their app in minimal time, with virtually no IT resources. Kurogo also allows non-developers to implement powerful and sophisticated mobile applications with advanced user experiences and interfaces to meet any campus requirement, whether for events, recruiting prospective students, or student life guides.
Rave Mobile Safety is the market leader in campus safety technology, with more than 1,200 college and university customers nationwide. Its campus safety solutions include Rave Alert, an emergency communications and notification system that protects more than 40 percent of the entire higher education student population in the U.S, and Rave Guardian, the most widely deployed campus safety app, which allows students to turn their mobile phones into powerful, personal safety devices. Guardian gives users a direct link to friends, campus safety or an anonymous tip-line with the press of a single button on a device with which they are well familiar – their own phone. Guardian’s safety timer, once activated, notifies selected “guardians,” including friends and/or campus security, if the user does not arrive at their destination on time or is able to deactivate the timer. It also allows students to opt-in and create a Safety Profile which delivers extra intelligence and information about a student to campus safety, should they need to make an emergency call, which can be done instantly with the press of a single button on their phone.
“We are thrilled to partner with Rave, the recognized leader in campus safety communications. Hundreds of universities use our platform as an integral part of their digital strategy,” said Stewart Eliot, CEO of Modo Labs. “Combining Rave’s powerful capabilities into the Kurogo platform is a natural fit that gives our joint clients the ability to quickly create a holistic and centralized mobile experience for their students, faculty and administration.”
Through this partnership, Kurogo users will be able to leverage the established and industry recognized capabilities and features of both Rave Alert and Rave Guardian, right out of the box. This will allow schools to quickly and easily develop their own, unique campus smartphone apps that contain greater alerting capabilities as well as increase safety for students, faculty and staff.
“Modo Labs, is the leader in mobile student engagement and campus applications that can be deployed by non-developers, and many of the best known universities in the country depend on Modo Labs for their strategic mobile platform,” said Tom Axbey, CEO of Rave Mobile Safety. “With this partnership, we can now give every college and university the ability to empower their own unique, branded and beautiful designed mobile applications with capabilities that will increase protection and well-being on campus. Together, our companies offer a complete solution not available anywhere else in the market.”
About Modo Labs, Inc.
Modo Labs offers a complete mobile solution that empowers ordinary people to create extraordinary campus apps. Any non-technical person can create a mobile experience in hours that engages students or employees. Pre-built modules leverage any data (indoor and outdoor maps, courses, social, video, dining, transit, athletics and more) and deliver it to a central campus app for a deep integrated user experience. Simple authoring tools make it easy to dynamically create and instantly deploy any other event or activity module across all mobile channels, such as for admissions, orientation, benefits, and more. Hundreds of universities and organizations in more than 30 countries use solutions from Modo Labs to deliver rich mobile websites and native apps. Modo Labs is headquartered inCambridge, Mass. Interested parties can learn more about Modo Labs at www.modolabs.com.
About Rave Mobile Safety
Rave Mobile Safety is the most trusted safety software partner, providing innovative communication software for better emergency preparedness and faster response. Used by leading education institutes, enterprises and state and local public safety agencies, the award-winning portfolio of Rave Alert, Rave Guardian, Eyewitness, Rave Panic Button, Smart911 and SmartPrepare protects millions of individuals. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, Mass. For more information, please visithttps://www.ravemobilesafety.com.