MAD: Demo Scene 1

Our campus is busy, time is short, and getting around isn’t fun in February weather. Please join us for the first official MAD Demo Scene event where we present two mobile apps developed by U of T students to improve student life at U of T . These apps help students decide where to study… by providing up-to-the-minute data showing availability of study space, printers and workstations.

This event is hosted in the CTSI Teaching Studio at Robarts Library.

MAD: Demo Scene 1
Friday February 22, 12:30 PM
Room 4034 (CTSI Teaching Studio)
4th floor Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street
(RSVP appreciated: mad dot lab at utoronto dot ca) 

The development teams will present their apps, followed by a chance for discussion with the audience.

The apps:

UTSC Study Space – Find study space at UTSC … Fast!

The UTSC Study Space app is the first app that will allow students to find available study space on campus.  With the UTSC Study Space app, students can save precious time by looking up the area where they intend to study and see if there is space available.  If not, then they can quickly look up another area without having to make the trip there!  The UTSC Study Space will also feature up to date schedules of all the classrooms on campus to allow students to use classrooms for their study needs when they are not booked.  The app will also provide students with effective study tips.

Developer: Rashid Ali

Rashid is a student at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Political Science. He’s the creator of the “UTSC Study Space” mobile application that earned a top 3 finish in UTSC’s first annual AppStar competition. Aside from studying and programming, Rashid also likes to travel, play sports, and eat food! In the future Rashid hopes to pursue a career in the the software development business.


CitoPrint (i.e. Print fast) is an iOS application that displays computer lab and printer statutes at the University of Toronto Faculty of Engineering, straight onto mobile platforms. To find a computer or a free printer, students do not have to check every lab; they’ll know where to go with touch of a button. Furthermore, the app shows when the computer labs are booked for a class and when the printers are jammed or offline.

CitoPrint allows for full utilization of UofT’s resources and enhances student experience. The app is currently live for engineering computer labs as a result of direct collaboration with Engineering Computing Facility (ECF) and CitoPrint plans to deploy across all UofT computer labs. In addition to iOS, CitoPrint will be further deployed on android and other smartphone platforms.

Developers: Amir-Hossein Karimi & Peyman Ghaemi

The MAD Lab is a student-centric facility, at the heart of the St. George campus, devoted to accelerating mobile software development at U of T. The Lab will host equipment, collaborative workspace, user groups and workshops, and is open to U of T students, staff and faculty. By fostering collaboration between disciplines and communities, the lab serves as a natural hub for mobile development at U of T.