For Devils on the go, ASU Mobile gets you there
The official iPhone mobile app of Arizona State University has gone live – giving the ASU community easy and enjoyable mobile access to the university.
The ASU iPhone app can be downloaded for free in the iTunes App Store. Just in time for the start of the new semester, the app offers campus tours, integrated GPS maps and parking information. The app also offers ASU polls, new and events, social networking and access to My ASU and critical ASU student services.
Straxis Technology developed the app for ASU in collaboration with the university. They also are the developers of ASU’s new private social network, Devil2Devil.
"We realize how mobile devices are changing the way students want to access university info," said Matt Rapp, ASU web application lead developer. "Our mobile website and mobile apps put that info right in the palm of their hands – wherever they are."
The iPhone app is the latest in mobile offerings from ASU. Earlier this year, the university released a free ASU Android app and ASU Mobile, a mobile version of ASU’s most popular webpages. All of the mobile interfaces create immediate access to such information as admissions, financial assistance, library and directories.
"Like many universities, our mobile app lets you view maps, news and events," Rapp said. "But, we've taken it a step further and let our students log in to access their personalized info, such as their class schedule, book list, class announcements … and the list keeps growing."
Users are encouraged to provide feedback on the mobile applications, so university developers know how the app might be improved. Feedback buttons are included in each interface.
For more information, visit ASU Mobile at http://m.asu.edu.