iPrinceton for the mobile 'U'
Princeton University recently introduced iPrinceton, a new mobile application that brings campus life, and teaching and learning resources to the mobile devices of the Princeton community.
With iPrinceton, get on-the-go access to the latest Princeton news and announcements, on-campus events from the University's Events Calendar, athletic news and schedules. Browse course offerings and search the library catalog with the Courses and Library modules. Review and download the collection of Princeton lectures, promotional videos, and classroom sessions with the iTunes U module. For those navigating the campus or looking for contact information while on the go, the campus directory and interactive campus map applications are sure to be helpful.
iPrinceton is free of charge, but must be downloaded from device-specific ‘stores.’ iPhone and iPod Touch formats are available from the iTunes App Store. A Blackberry format is available from the Blackberry App World store. The Android format, due out this month, will be available from the Android Market. For all other devices, a web format that works on any smartphone with web-browsing capability is available from the Princeton University website at mobile.princeton.edu.
As is typical with mobile apps, all changes and enhancements to iPrinceton will be delivered as updates to the existing application.
Departments interested in developing a mobile module for inclusion in the iPrinceton app should contact Serge Goldstein, Associate Chief Information Officer and Director, Academic Services, Office of Information Technology, at email@example.com. Applications considered for iPrinceton are well-suited for the mobile environment and provide mobility-oriented information to the mobile Princeton community.
The iPrinceton mobile project began in December 2009 with an agreement that provided the University access to Blackboard Mobile Central, an environment that supports user access to public information for viewing on mobile platforms. OIT’s Academic Services worked closely with several University departments to develop the interface between department data and Blackboard Mobile and performed extensive data filtering and formatting to comply with the data requirements for Blackboard Mobile Central.
The new iPhone application is also featured in the News at Princeton article, "Princeton's phone app provides mobile resource," on Princeton's website.