The Details and Back-story
One School is a mobile app that provides real-time bus tracking, an interactive map of classes and local eateries, a directory of students and professors, campus news, and is geared towards a students' specific school. They have raised $750K in seed funding. Here's a video with a brief interview of the founders of One School. The founders of the company said that the idea came to them when they saw how much students were using their smart phones, including snapping photos of homework problems and texting them to friends for help. The most surprising detail: The CTO of the company, Pindi Albert, is only 17 years old.
Unique Point of Difference
Although some colleges and universities may have their own mobile applications, they are focused more on press releases and info for prospective students than on their current student population. Therefore, One School realized that the demand for this type of app was high. Also, they are only pulling publicly available information about the schools, not partnering with them.