Welcome to PocketWGU

PocketWGU is the unofficial mobile application for use by students of Western Governors University. Created for, and by, the students of WGU, this app provides access to the online communities, learning resources, and student program information of WGU. PocketWGU is available for iOS (Phone & iPad), Android devices (phones, tablets & Kindle Fire), and on Windows Phone. PocketWGU is free and does not contain ads.

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56,960 PocketWGU users according to...

PocketWGU v2.3.0 for iOS Available Now

Important note:  We strongly recommend that you uninstall the old version before installing the new release from the app store.  It should save you some headaches.

Thanks!

PSA: PocketWGU on iOS 2.1.0

Some PocketWGU users on iOS have been experiencing crashes (starting around 4/27) retrieving their degree plans. I've submitted an updated version for iOS to Apple (yesterday) for its review, so hopefully this will be fixed as soon as they release it. You may need to uninstall version 2.1.0 before installing the new version 2.3.0. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I'm this many...

Today marks the fifth year since PocketWGU was released to the WGU Community in its first (very beta) form.  Over fifty three thousand users later, and still going strong.  Thanks All!

PocketWGU for Android v2.3.0

It's all about the speed... and the features and bug fixes, but mostly about the speed. Improvements throughout, especially in the CoS and associated tools which should all load faster now, and are cached for access when you don't have an Internet connection. Should be available on Google Play and Amazon stores within a few hours. Enjoy!

PocketWGU for iOS version 2.1.0 - Now Available

Bunch of new features, major optimizations for speed and offline access.  Enjoy!

PocketWGU for Android v2.2.0

Available now on the Google Play and Amazon app stores. Version 2.2 includes a complete rewrite of the Degree Plan and CoS (aka Studyplan) systems for speed and for offline viewing.
Once the CoS for a course has been loaded (also faster), navigating through pages should be nearly instant, and the entire CoS may be viewed and navigated without an Internet connection. Also, tried to pretty-up how the CoS is displayed, and improve the retrieval/display of course Assessment Details. Enjoy!

PocketWGU for Android 2.1.2

PocketWGU 2.1.2 for Android* was released to Google Play and Amazon app stores today, and should be available now.  There are a few tweaks and fixes, but the bigger item is progress tracking within the CoS.  A few folks have asked for this over the past year+, so we gave it a shot.  Hope you like it!

2015 Online University Rankings... for Mobile Students

In a recent post to this site, we made the claim that PocketWGU was "...one of the most highly rated mobile apps for any major, online university."  Sure, that was a little "chest pounding" on our part, but as it happens, it's also true.  Taking a gander at the public app store listings for the other online universities we could think of (let us know if we missed one) shows that WGU fairs pretty darn well.  

We can't claim to be unbiased here, but the data are all public so anyone is free to check for themselves.  Without (much) further ado, here are the 2015 Online University Rankings based on how students rate their mobile apps.

PocketWGU 2.0 for iOS -- Available now

Come and get it! 

PocketWGU and the 500...

Sometime late yesterday (October 8th), PocketWGU received it's 500th 5-star rating.  On behalf of everyone who has contributed to the creation, testing, and ongoing existence of this app, I wanted to offer my thanks.  This started as a little side project when I was a WGU student, there was no app back then and the portal was rather tough to use on a phone.  Some 4.5 years and over 47,000 downloads later, this little project is now one of the most highly rated mobile apps for any major, online university.  (Go Night Owls!)  Not too shabby for a completely volunteer effort by students and alumni.  I've long believed that a project like this would not be possible anywhere except WGU, and I know that without the forbearance and assistance of WGU's superb Faculty and Administration, it would have died on the vine a long time ago.

Across all app stores on which PocketWGU is published, the app has received some 642 ratings and/or reviews.  Of these, 93% are positive (4 or 5 stars) and provide an overall average of 4.65 out of 5 stars.  A fairly small portion of students who download the app choose to provide a store rating (anywhere from 0.5% to 2.5%, depending on the app store), but those who do, seem to like it.  The Android version of PocketWGU tends to be rated/reviewed most often, but the 500th 5-star rating appeared on the Apple App Store (user "hs24601") for the iOS version.

My sincere thanks goes out to you all!

David

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