Developer Resources

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to develop and distribute useful mobile apps to the UChicago community. Browse the resources below for more information about mobile best practices and UChicago identity.

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Partnering with the University

If you're considering developing a native application for the University, please contact We'll work with you to incorporate UChicago identity guidelines and advise you on publishing your app.



When creating apps for the University, please apply basic usability guidelines. Some resources for designing or modifying a mobile app are:


All apps should be accessible. Whenever possible, please apply accessibility principles to mobile sites and apps, using the following resources:


To learn more about basic design and development principles for all mobile devices and platforms, see:


To learn more about mobile coding practices, visit:

Emulators and Simulators

Download simulators to your desktop:

Apple's Xcode developer tools, available through the macOS App Store application, include simulators for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS devices.

Courses & Books

Additional online courses and books include:

Frequently Asked Questions