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Henderson, Tennessee — (March 20, 2024) Freed-Hardeman University students in Dr. Kenan Casey’s Mobile Application Development course developed MOGI – a mobile game that challenges its players to guess random items that would matter most to the lead player. MOGI stands for Matters of Greatest Importance. The result was a fun and engaging project that culminated with a demonstration at the end of the fall semester where FHU Vice President for Student Services T.J. Kirk and FHU President David R. Shannon played the game to celebrate the completion of the project. 

“This game not only demonstrates students’ technical skills but also reflects their steadfast commitment to excellence and innovative problem-solving. I commend them for harnessing their God-given gifts to positively impact our community,” Shannon said. 

Students in the class were thrilled to watch their game in action. A screenshot of the Mogi mobile app

“It showed that all the work and dedication we put in over the semester was finally worth it. Having our effort come to light was such a satisfying feeling,” said Tucker Brown, a junior computer science major with an emphasis in information systems.

Brown along with his classmates Addison Adcock, Austin Applegate, Gavin Boler, Madison Cagle, Jaydon Dulgar, Sam Flowers, Avery Harris, Priscilla Harris, Hallie Hill, Sean Janiec, Savannah Martin, Luke Noles, Kaylee Odom, Kelly Sproule, Kaitlyn Thompson, Lauren Taylor, Abbie Vance and Allison Walker all worked on the mobile app. 

Casey challenged his students to collaborate on the project.

“They came through in a way that was quite incredible. And showing off their work to a live audience was a great motivator to keep them focused on the goal,” said Casey, who added that students spent extra time outside of the class to complete the application. 

Martin, a senior computer science major with an emphasis in software development, worked on the design of the application and described the project as a great lesson in collaboration and communication. “This was a great teamwork experience and a very helpful hands-on experience. Coordinating with everyone was the most important part. You couldn’t just familiarize yourself with the tools, but you had to make sure the rest of your team was familiar with them as well. It was a great look into real software development jobs,” Martin said.

If another team is able to pick up where this year’s class ended, Casey said MOGI could one day make its way into an app store. “For now, it stands as a testament to what the students were able to accomplish through hard work and collaboration,” he said.

The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service. With locations in Henderson and Memphis, FHU offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.