By Riley Hill
The Students’ Union has canceled plans to create their own smartphone app.
Former SU president Hardave Birk ran for president with the idea of creating an SU app two years ago. The idea turned out to be more difficult than expected.
The SU has decided to piggy back on a similar app being created by the University of Calgary.
“We don’t think the SU app would be the most efficient use of money anymore,” current SU president Raphael Jacob said. “It’s really hard to do an app properly. At the same time, when the university is releasing their own, there’s not much benefit for the SU to do one as well.”
The SU app was supposed to be funded by Quality Money.
Jacob said, aside from standard staffing costs for reviewing the idea, no money was spent on the scrapped project.