State Farm Mobile App at University of Illinois Engineering Open House 2011

Category : Research Park
Posted on: March 10, 2011

State Farm® Research & Development Center interns have developed and delivered to the University of Illinois College of Engineering at the Engineering Open House (EOH) 2011 mobile application.

This mobile app, developed by State Farm Systems interns Steven Kabbes and Seth Orr, both computer science majors, will give visitors to EOH who have smart phones or wi-fi enabled devices (e.g., iPod touch) the ability to easily navigate the University of Illinois campus to find buildings housing the exhibits, to access floor maps of the buildings, to use QR (quick response) codes to quickly pull up descriptions of the exhibits, rate them, and provide feedback to the exhibitors, to bookmark favorite exhibits, to view the EOH Twitter feed, and a whole lot more.

New this year, native apps have been developed for Apple and Android-based devices and are now available in the App Store and Android Market under the name “EOH 2011”. Like last year, a version of the app will also run on any web-enabled device through its browser.

State Farm expressed gratitude to EOH Director Kelsey Erickson, Senior Corporate Director Michael Driscoll, David Washburn of the Office of Technology Management, Chuck Hayes and Aaron Brown of CITES, and Eric Thome of the College of Engineering. Each person been tremendously helpful and supportive of this unique university/corporate partnership.

If you would like to check out the app, you have several options:

  • If you have an iPhone/iPod touch or Android-based smart phone search for “EOH 2011” in your device’s app store.
  • If the above doesn’t apply to you, visit on your mobile device.
  • Users with mobile devices with wi-fi only will be able to access the app on campus this Friday and Saturday using the EOH2011 public wi-fi network CITES has set up in all the buildings on campus housing exhibits.

State Farm is looking forward to an exciting and educational EOH event this Friday and Saturday.