Phone App Brings Payment Options to Campus Housing

PHILADELPHIA — Campus Apartments, a developer, owner and manager of on-campus student housing, has developed a Smartphone application that will allow users of iPhone and Android-based phones to pay their rent and schedule service calls — in-between text messages.

SmartClick Mobile is an extension to the company’s successful SmartClick web portal. This student housing mobile applications was officially went online to residents in November and has already secured early adopters.

“We recognize that residents of student housing, more so than residents of any other sector of the multifamily housing industry, demand the most advanced technology amenities,” says Andrew Marshall, chief information officer at Campus Apartments. “Our goal is to exceed our residents’ expectations, and we do this by pioneering services not yet available in the student housing market.”

In developing the application, Marshall says it was important to offer residents the benefits of function and convenience rather than a static application that supported prospective residents.