oMbiel is excited to join Ex Libris

Government Solutions

governmentM is a cloud platform that provides all you need to deliver mobile apps for local government and public services.

Education Solutions

Available worldwide, campusM is already the preferred mobile solution of more than 25% of UK universities.

Our Cloud Platform

Underpinning our solutions is cloudM – offering user features and management tools you won’t find elsewhere.

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With our solutions and deployment teams it couldn’t be easier to get your mobile services up and running.

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  • Mobile apps for Citizens
  • Complies with G-Cloud


governmentM provides citizen apps – both native and web – that deliver against Channel Shift strategies.

The time to shift to mobile is now

Smartphones are now mainstream devices, and are making huge inroads into hard-to-reach groups. Our native apps work with the specific capabilities of mobile devices to provide a quick and easy route into local services that increases completion rates and won’t leave citizens phoning for help.

Cutting the cost of avoidable contact

governmentM generates significant savings by turning high-cost transactions into satisfying mobile experiences. Our mapping pinpoints services, like bin collection days, to user location. Push notifications give you all the benefits of SMS text messages but with none of the costs. Citizens can even access council information offline without face-to-face support.

governmentM™ Cloud Platform

governmentM™ is a cloud platform solution that fully complies with the G-Cloud model.

Cost-effective mobile apps for the G-Cloud era

governmentM is a multi-tenant platform. Deployment is quick and easy and maintenance overheads are low – upgrades go direct from the cloud to your citizens’ mobile devices with no intervention needed. And our transparent subscription model has no lock-in clause.

A hybrid cloud platform

governmentM offers a wide range of cloud-based tools to support your citizen apps. Your staff can extend our wide range of features, as well as reuse those developed by other local authorities. governmentM is a hybrid cloud platform, offering all the benefits of cloud computing without the data security risk – sensitive data remains secure in your own systems.


campusM delivers everything your university needs to build world-class mobile apps.

A trusted solution

Available worldwide, campusM is already the preferred mobile solution of more than 25% of UK universities, including global league table leaders.

The complete package

Solutions for student recruitment, the student experience and alumni communities are all part of the standard package. In the fast-moving world of higher education, it couldn’t be easier to develop new services and keep all your users’ devices updated with the latest information.

  • cloudM
  • App Manager
  • Apps
  • App Extension Kit
  • Analytics
  • Alerts

A Unique Hybrid Cloud Platform

cloudM underpins our government and education solutions – customers enjoy all the benefits of our shared mobile platform, while keeping their sensitive data inside the firewall.

Lower total cost of ownership

Deployment takes place within the short timescales that typify cloud-based solutions. With minimal in-house skills and infrastructure requirements, cloudM eliminates the burden of recurring upgrades, and reduces maintenance requirements dramatically.

The very latest mobile innovations

cloudM updates the mobile devices of all your users automatically with the latest features and platform innovations, without any intervention on your part. Customizations and integrations are safeguarded during upgrades. With cloudM, your mobile services are fully available and highly resilient.

cloudM App Manager

The cloudM App Manager is a powerful portal that makes it easy to manage, customize and publish updates to our mobile apps.

Putting you in control

From a simple interface you can update features, maps and geolocations, mobile branding, and manage content, without specialist skills.

Publishing updates to all mobile platforms

The publishing feature updates mobile apps on all platforms directly with changes and customizations as you make them – eliminating time-consuming upgrades to the different app stores.

cloudM Mobile Apps

Our cross-platform strategy delivers the best possible user experiences on every device.

All the inclusivity of multiple-device support

To deliver rich experiences across all devices, we design and develop native campusM apps for the iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, Android, and BlackBerry. We also make available a mobile web browser app, so everyone can access your mobile services.

Advanced integration and synching

With their own secure integration framework, cloudM apps integrate easily with legacy and third party systems. Our apps also detect updates on the cloudM App Manager and perform automatic synchronizations.


cloudM App Extension Kit (AEK)

Our AEK gives you the power and flexibility to extend cloudM apps, meeting local needs with features developed in-house.

Support your in-house developers

Based on HTML5, the AEK gives your developers the power to extend cloudM apps with screens, toolbars, new menu items, and integrated services.

Write once, deploy instantly

Developers need not develop separate solutions for each mobile platform. Once a new feature is built, it is automatically deployed across our platforms instantly – eliminating time-consuming upgrades to the different App Stores.

Here’s a few examples of how customers have used the AEK:

  • Student Finance
  • Live Bus Timetables
  • Help Desk Integration
  • PC and Room Booking
  • VLE/LMS Module
  • Student Surveys
  • House Finder
  • Mashups of Announcements from Blackboard and Sharepoint
  • Moodle Extensions
  • Live Washing Machine and Dryer Availability

Student Finance

Students can view their university finance statement – invoices, credits and payments.


cloudM Insight Analytics

cloudM Insight gives you full usage reporting designed specifically for today’s mobile environment.

Business intelligence for your mobile services

cloudM Insight goes beyond website-based analytics to capture mobile-specific data such as button-press metrics, and the devices, operating systems and platforms in use across the user base. cloudM Insight records the offline usage that is common with mobile apps, and reports on features and pages added locally to your mobile app.

cloudM Alerts

cloudM Alerts is a cost-free and comprehensive communications channel delivered in real time.

A joined-up alerts system

The cloudM Alerts Server can send community-wide push notifications to iOS, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices anywhere in the world. Where a user has registered more than one device, the Alerts Server simply messages both devices. Your alerts can include rich text with links to maps and other resources.

Flexible Personalized Alerts

The cloudM Alerts Server integrates with back-end systems to send out timely personalized communications. Keep your users on track with deadline reminders and library notifications. Our alerts also work with text messaging systems to keep your SMS costs down.

  • Implementation
  • Integration
  • Design & Branding
  • 360 Degree Support


We offer a range of professional services to suit your skills and the scope of your implementation.

Transferring all the skills and knowledge you need

We give your staff the training and ongoing support they need to manage your mobile app independently.

A track record you can rely on

With well-proven processes in place, we will get you up and running smoothly and quickly. Our technical consultants have a strong track record for rapid deployments. Their deep knowledge of education and government systems means ease of integration with legacy and third party systems.


Integrating our mobile apps with your systems delivers rich and convenient services to your users, wherever they are.

Fully-integrated mobile services

cloudM complies with leading standards, simplifying integration with legacy and third party systems. Our wide range of pre-built connectors to the most popular management and front-end systems minimizes deployment time.

Experience you can trust

We have successfully integrated cloudM apps with an impressive range of back-end systems.

Design & Branding

Smartphones and tablets are changing the way the world interacts with organizations, so your mobile presence needs to be in the vanguard of brand design and management.

Mobilizing your institution’s prestige

We deliver exciting unique designs specifically for mobile. Customized and styled by our mobile design specialists, our apps help to generate and sustain brand recognition, trust and loyalty from the earliest interactions.

360 Degree Support

We are always available to help you meet your mobile goals.

Thrive after go-live

Our customers can count on us to help with anything from basic queries and managing app store processes, to bespoke customizations. Our standard 360 Degree Support package includes regular Health Checks of all customer deployments, and recommendations to keep them ahead of the pack with leading mobile experiences.

Welcome to the oMbiel community

Join the oMbiel online community, and access its growing knowledge base. Let your developers share customizations and marketers discuss best practice. We listen closely to our customers, feeding their ideas into the product roadmap.

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  • Events
  • 2015/08/12We’re gearing up for EDUCAUSE 2015!
  • 2015/07/29University of Essex is the latest institution to join campusM
  • 2015/07/03University of the Arts London joins campusM
  • 2015/05/29Classroom Engagement and Learning Analytics Event Announced
  • 2015/04/30We are delighted to announce that Ex Libris has acquired oMbiel
  • 2015/04/21Bradford Council app shortlisted for award
  • 2015/04/17campusM holds another successful User Group Meeting
  • 2015/04/01AEK Developer Days announced
  • 2015/03/30Meet Simon Bonds – oMbiel’s new Senior Front End Developer
  • 2015/03/19Leading business school HEC Paris chooses campusM

We’re gearing up for EDUCAUSE 2015!




This years EDUCAUSE annual conference takes place in Indianapolis – home of the Indy500, and we have our motors racing to get ready for this must attend event on 27th-30th October.

The last 12 months has seen a lot of exciting developments with the campusM Platform, designed to enhance student success. These include Classroom Polling, Attendance Monitoring and our unique Personalized Analytics. Even if you’ve seen us before, it’s worth coming along to our booth (650/749) to see what’s new.

If you are going to go to EDUCAUSE let us know, we’d love to see you there.

University of Essex is the latest institution to join campusM

We are pleased to welcome University of Essex to the campusM community.  The institution has a strong research background and is a world leader in Social Sciences.


It is also the top ranked university in the UK for Politics.  It has around 10,000 students across 3 campuses and boasts 2 Nobel Prize winners amongst its alumni.

campusM will be integrating with institutional systems such as timetables, Moodle VLE, Student Records and Library systems, to provide students with the information and services that they need via any device.

We are looking forward to working with the team at Essex to develop and deploy their app ready for the start of the next Academic Year.

University of the Arts London joins campusM

We are pleased to announce that University of the Arts London joins the campusM community.

This prestigious University is the largest in Europe to specialize in performing arts, fashion, art and design. It has around 20,000 students across 14 sites in London. It’s 6 colleges include London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins College. Among it’s many notable alumni are Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Colin Firth and James Dyson.

UAL chose campusM because they saw that we would be able to deliver key university services via any channel in a short timescale, including student timetables and integration with Moodle, as well as maps and information.

campusM has a proven track record of delivering outstanding apps across any device, and we are looking forward to working with the UAL team to develop and deploy their app ready for the start of the next Academic Year.

Classroom Engagement and Learning Analytics Event Announced

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Classroom Engagement and Learning Analytics event on 24th June in London.

The event will be of interest to anyone involved in Learning Technology and will feature talks by members of the campusM team, as well as presentations from universities.

The agenda will be available shortly, but if you would like to register, or receive more information, please contact Jackie Sherlock

We are delighted to announce that Ex Libris has acquired oMbiel

Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library materials in higher education and national libraries.

Ex Libris has 560 employees worldwide and serves more than 5,500 institutions in over 90 countries.

Ex Libris and oMbiel have a shared passion for innovation and customer service and this acquisition brings together two thriving companies with similar cultures and values. It will bring added benefits to customers, and product development.

Ex Libris currently has 2 product business units and oMbiel will become the third – Mobile campus solutions. This unit will continue to be managed by Hugh Griffiths who as Vice President will report directly to Ex Libris president and CEO Matti Shem Tov.

The oMbiel development centre and support team will remain in Wolverhampton with customers retaining their current support arrangements. Mobile campus solutions will remain focussed on delivering mobile solutions for academic institutions.

We at oMbiel are excited about the opportunities that this synergy brings.

For more information please read the press release and customer FAQs.

Bradford Council app shortlisted for award

We are thrilled that the Bradford Council app powered by the governmentM Platform has been shortlisted for the Digital Leaders 100 Awards in the Best Citizen Services app category.

Since its launch last year, the app has provided citizens in the Bradford Metropolitan District Council area with access to information and services via any device, and has received positive feedback with bin day reminders proving the most popular feature.

We would like to congratulate the Bradford team for their nomination and wish them luck in the public vote.

Read more about the nomination and vote for the app yourself

campusM holds another successful User Group Meeting

Yesterday we held our 11th User Group Meeting. The event was well attended by our customers, and as always was a great opportunity to meet with them, share best practice and keep them up to date with developments on the campusM Platform.

We had some really interesting presentations, including from David Guest of University of Sussex who talked about how they have used the campusM App Extension Kit to develop an email client for their app, and which is now the app’s most popular feature.

Christian Butterworth and Alice Ashcroft from Lancaster University demonstrated how they have made their pocket guide information more dynamic and interactive, and how this has seen an increase in usage of this section of the app.

We also had a talk from Barry Stevenson from DisabledGo, who provide accessibility information for institutions, and Danielle Ladley from King’s College London demonstrated how we are integrating this data with the campusM Platform to give access details based on position data or via a search option.

Ben Richards from University of Exeter talked to the group about Benchmarking before being voted in as our new User Group Chair. Ben takes over from Mark Britchford of University of Leeds in this important role of representing customer needs.

We’d like to pass on our thanks to everyone who attended and in particular to our presenters, outgoing and incoming chairs, and KCL who hosted the event.

AEK Developer Days announced

We are delighted to announce that oMbiel will be hosting a two day AEK developer workshop on 20th-21st May 2015.

AEK 2.0 will be launched at the event. AEK 2.0 benefits from new functionality and usability improvements.
The workshop will comprise demonstrations as well as hands on exercises and is aimed at anyone who is currently using AEK. It will take place in Wolverhampton at the campusM offices.

For more details please contact Jackie Sherlock (

Meet Simon Bonds – oMbiel’s new Senior Front End Developer

Simon Bonds has joined oMbiel as Senior Front End Developer, bringing with him a wealth of web design and development experience.

He’s been with us for a month and has already got to grips with the oMbiels approach to front end design, as well as the high quality of apps deployed at oMbiel institutions. He will be working on all aspects of web development.

When he’s not working Simon enjoys spending time with his family, Formula One racing, music and video games.

We wish him every success in his new role.

Leading business school HEC Paris chooses campusM

HEC Paris has chosen campusM as the best Platform to deliver its student services. The top business school in mainland Europe, as ranked by the Financial Times in 2014, HEC Paris identified campusM as an established product with an impressive client base in the UK.

We first met staff from HEC Paris at a user group of UNIT4’s Agresso student records system, where they invited us to demonstrate the campusM Platform to them. They saw that integrating Agresso with campusM would give their students an app for course information, timetables, and grades.

HEC Paris will also go live with library integration, maps, news events, transport information, and a pocket guide for students. Future plans include integrations with their learning management system and jobs board.

It’s great to welcome them into our ever-expanding campusM community.


If you would like to be part of our talented and energetic team we have the following vacancies available

  • Web Developer
  • Java Developer

If you would be interested in applying for any of these positions, or would like more information  please contact  We look forward to hearing from you.

oMbiel is a trusted supplier of mobile solutions

Meteoric rise of a mobile pioneer

In only three years, oMbiel has risen to become the leading mobile app supplier in UK education. Its mobile platform is in use at some of the country’s most prestigious universities, as well as institutions in Denmark and Australia. oMbiel supplies into the government sector, delivering apps for public services. The company also provides conference apps for Apple’s education teams located around the world.

A flawless track record

oMbiel’s founder Hugh Griffiths has a flawless track record as both technical consultant and start-up entrepreneur, and is relentless in his innovation of the platform. His team of mobile specialists provide customers with all the features, tools and support they need to deliver compelling mobile apps.

Notifications Webinar 

6th May 14.00-15.00


AEK 2.0 Developer Workshops

20th-21st May


Learning and Teaching User Group

24th June


If you would like any more information about any of these events, or would like to register to attend please contact

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Wolverhampton Science Park
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