Pitt App Store

What is the Pitt App Store?

The Pitt App Store is designed to serve as your one-stop shop for University-related apps. The right apps can help make your life at Pitt easier. But sometimes finding those apps can be difficult. Some apps may be available through public stores, but other apps may need to be downloaded separately from various locations. The Pitt App Store puts a wide array of helpful apps at your fingertips. You’ll find apps for Blackboard, helpful lynda.com training videos, Box cloud storage and collaboration, Microsoft Office, campus news, career fair preparation, and much more.

And as new Pitt-related apps are developed, we’ll add them to the store. So downloading and installing the Pitt App Store today is also a great way to stay updated on new apps that might be useful.  

How do I install the Pitt App Store?

Android - Install the Pitt App Store

Android users may first have to change a setting to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources (see screenshot below). After you have installed the Pitt App Store, you can return to your security settings and uncheck the option to allow installation from unknown sources.  

Android setting

Download the app for your phone or tablet >

iOS 9 - Install the Pitt App Store

  1. Download the app for your phone or tablet > Select Install.
    install Pitt App Store on iOS 9 Device screenshot 1

    Note: When you download the app, you will see a warning similar to the ones shown below. It is safe to click Install.

    Apperian warning

  2. After you have clicked Install, a screen will display while the app installs in the background. Simply close the blank screen by exiting your Web browser and search for the newly installed app on your phone or tablet. It will look like this:
    Pitt Apps icon
  3. Before you launch the Pitt App Store for the first time on an iPhone or other device running iOS9, you must enable the Trust settings, otherwise you will see an Untrusted Developer message.

    Note: You will only need to do this the first time that you launch the app.
    Untrusted Warning after Installation of Pitt App Store on iOS 9 Device

  4. Select Settings.
    install Pitt App Store on iOS 9 Device screenshot 2
  5. Select General.
    install Pitt App Store on iOS 9 Device screenshot 3
  6. Select Device Management.
    install Pitt App Store on iOS 9 Device screenshot 4
  7. Select University of Pittsburgh.
    install Pitt App Store on iOS 9 Device screenshot 5
  8. Select Trust "University of Pittsburgh".
    install Pitt App Store on iOS 9 Device screenshot 6
  9. Confirm your decision by selecting Trust.
    install Pitt App Store on iOS 9 Device screenshot 7
  10. Launch the app by selecting it.

    Pitt Apps icon

Other iOS version - Install the Pitt App Store

  • Download the app for your phone or tablet >
  • install Pitt App Store on iOS 8 Device screenshot 1

    Note: When you download the app, you will see a warning similar to the ones shown below. It is safe to click Install.

    Apperian warning

    After you have clicked Install, a blank screen will display while the app installs in the background. Simply close the blank screen by exiting your Web browser and search for the newly installed app on your phone or tablet. It will look like this:

    Pitt Apps icon

    When you launch the Pitt App Store for the first time on an iPhone or other iOS device, the message below will display to indicate that "University of Pittsburgh" is the developer. It is safe to click Trust. You will only need to do this the first time that you launch the app.    

    iOS Trust message

    Web Version of the Pitt App Store

    The Web version of the Pitt App Store is optimized for mobile devices and not intended for desktop or laptop computers.

    Use the Web version >

    What’s in the Pitt App Store?

    A wide range of apps are already available, and more are on the way:

    • Pitt PS Mobile
    • Technology Web site
    • Blackboard Mobile Learn
    • Box
    • Panopto
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Lynda.com
    • Lync 2013
    • Pitt Career Fair Plus
    • Junos Pulse
    • Microsoft Word*
    • Microsoft Excel*
    • Microsoft PowerPoint*
    • Overdrive - Library
    • Ride Systems
    • The Pitt News
    • Pitt Gameday LIVE
    • Pitt Mobile
    • Tapingo – Mobile Live
    • eduroam Companion
    • Pitt LiveWire Gameday
    • Pittsburgh Panoview
    • Guidebook

    * Available for students; faculty/staff should contact Computing Services and Systems Development for licensing information.

    Have a Pitt App You Think Should Be Included in the Store?

    If so, we want to know! Contact the Technology Help Desk online or at 412-624-HELP [4357] with the details. We’ll evaluate the app for inclusion in the App Store.

    Tags: Mobile App Mobile Apps for Mobile Devices