According to Katie Hamilton of The Lantern, your friendly neighborhood Ohio State app will now incorporate positive messages into its interface.
Students looking for positive reinforcement can now easily find it in one of the more unexpected places: the Ohio State app.
The Ohio State App team partnered with USG and Counseling and Consultation Services to launch its 16-week long positive mental wellness messaging campaign Oct. 1. The campaign will create new positive messages and resource highlights that will release every Monday on the campus screen of the Ohio State App.
The message that is showcased with the article is about mindfulness but is set to change each week.
The director of app development also added a few comments about the positive messages and the Ohio State app’s ability to reach students.
“All the stuff that we’ve gone around getting content for freshman in the discover app, we want to make available to all of the students,” Hancock said. “We know almost all the students are using the Ohio State app so we thought it was a good place to do that.”
According to an Ohio State document, the campus screen in the Ohio State app gets approximately 142,000 screen views each week by 70,000-85,000 users. Because of this amount of viewership, Semmler said the Ohio State app is by far the best option to communicate an immediate message with Ohio State students.
Whether this addition of positive messages on the app will actually make a change remains to be seen, but it is something you might notice the next time you open your Ohio State app.