New app keeps people in touch with university
has launched a new mobile app that provides a variety of ways for people to
keep in touch with the university
Ship Mobile is
available for both Apple and Android devices. A web version is also available
for other mobile devices.
director of instructional design & web technologies, said, “The app allows
users to access Shippensburg University resources from anywhere on any mobile
device. The functionality of the app allows users to do things such as add
campus events to the calendar on their phone and contacts to their address book
from the campus directory. It is designed to be a one-stop-shop for many of the
resources that students use on a daily basis.”
It also allows
the public to find out information about the university and to connect to the
university’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
During the past
year, there has been a significant increase in use of online university
services access via mobile devices. In response, the university’s information
and technologies services staff optimized web applications for mobile access
and created Ship Mobile.
“We hope that
the app allows users to access various resources conveniently from one location,”
Sentz said. “There is a great deal of potential for increasing current student
engagement by providing them with the information they need on the go.”
Members of the
IT staff plan an update for the app later this semester with periodic updates
based on feedback and functionality. One update will include a maps module the
staff is working on in conjunction with the geography-earth science department.
The app is
available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.