M-ID AND USOS ON SMARTPHONES
Let’s add: on every smartphone – the with Android and the one with iOS. Plus mobile student ID. Phew. It only took six months longer than we expected. The delay was caused by… the inconspicuous letter ‘Ł’ in the University of WrocŁaw.
The University of Wrocław’s USOS finally in the AppStore – available for iPhones. From now on both, students who use iPhones, as well as students with phones that have the Android operation system can easily check their schedules, grades and scholarships. Why did it take so long? Because of the letter ‘Ł’. The Creative Department of AppStore demanded that the developer should be “Uniwersytet Wroclawski” or even “University of Wroclaw”. Both without the ‘Ł’. In turn the Accounting Department of AppStore, insisted that it should remain as it is on the devoloper’s stamp. And there, unmistakably, “they have this strange crossed out L”, more precisely out Polish ‘Ł’. Thankfully, after a long period of discussions we made it happen. Phew!
And what is the mID?
It is a student ID card on a mobile device and it works just like a traditional document. By showing it on your smartphone screen, you can confirm that you are a student and you can benefit from discounts and exemptions. For details visit: https://www.gov.pl/web/mobywatel/mlegitymacja-studencka
How to install it?
- install the mObywatel application,
- order “mLegitymacja” in the Mobile USOS application,
- after receiving the information that mID is ready for download, open the mObywatel application and add a new document: mID student
- copy the code from point 2, and then the code from point 3 from the Mobile USOS application to the mObywatel application
Step by step (extended version with screenshots from the Mobile USOS app):
Menu in the application Mobile USOS of the University of Wrocław:
After choosing “mLegitymacja”:
After choosing “Moja mLegitymacja” the option to order mID (“Zamów mLegitymacje”) will appear:
During processing of the mID order:
Notification about the mID being ready to download:
After receiving the notification about the mID being ready to download, open the mObywatel application, and then add a document (“Dodaj dokumet” -> “mLegitymacja Studencka”). In the next step, accept the regulations and copy the code from the points 2-3 and paste them into the appropriate fields in the mObywatel application. After copying the code from the third point, mID is activated. The confirmation of activation appears in the Mobilny USOS application.
The ordered and activated mID can be canceled.