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Tools and Apps

Tools and Apps are any utility that works to provide data-driven answers. The delivery method depends on the specific tool (i.e. app or smart spreadsheet).

The Atlas team will consult on selecting an app developer and maintain a list of vendors for various kinds of development. They'll also provide guidance regarding the procedure of obtaining University approvals for these products, and help get products listed on the iTunes and Google Android apps stores.

Support will be available to Penn State Extension teams that identify opportunities and needs to develop smart phone apps, smart spreadsheets, and other tools. This support is designed to help keep projects focused on the goals established by teams, engage the Penn State Extension brand, and navigate the administrative rules and regulations at the University.

For a more specific outline of the production process, see Production Roles and Responsibilities.

Tools and Apps Are:

  • Research based utilities that work as tools to provide data-driven answers
  • Address the needs of a particular audience
  • Solutions to help alleviate a particular problem

Here you will find instructions on how to incorporate the smartsheet template into your tool, including best practices for delivering a high-quality product.