New app allows WUSTL course listings to be viewed on mobile devices

Developed by alumnus in collaboration with WUSTL

Course Monkey
The Course Monkey app icon.

A mobile application called Course Monkey, which allows students to browse the Washington University in St. Louis course listings quickly and easily on their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, now is available at the Apple App Store.

Course Monkey can be found in the App Store by searching for “WUSTL Courses” or by visiting

WUSTL’s Office of Information Services and Technology (IS&T) collaborated with Dan Brewster, a 2010 WUSTL graduate, to review and publish the Course Monkey app as part of a new Mobile Computing Initiative to develop strategies for the enhancement of mobile technology at the university.

Course Monkey originally was conceived and coded by Brewster as part of an advanced programming course in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, taught by Todd Sproull, PhD, lecturer in computer science and engineering. The course encourages students to come up with their own ideas for new mobile applications.

Course Monkey

Through the Mobile Computing Initiative, IS&T is working to establish mobile computing and mobile web development policies and procedures for collaboration with student developers and other members of the university community. Course Monkey is serving as the initiative’s pilot project.

“We hope the guidelines developed by the initiative will assist students, faculty, staff and schools who are interested in mobile development,” says John Bailey, manager of technical services and support in Student Technology Services and chair of the Mobile Computing Initiative.

“The initiative’s goals include working with student developers, collaborating with university schools and departments around their own mobile computing goals, providing guidelines and technical expertise for mobile website development, evaluating mobile application development platforms, and making university data available for consumption/syndication on mobile devices,” Bailey says.

For more information about IS&T’s Mobile Computing Initiative, visit or email Bailey at