Friday, February 21, 2014

JCU creates own mobile app

James Cook University has just launched “James Cook Uni Mobile,” its first mobile app for current students, staff and the public.

James Cook University Dental School
JCU Dental School is one of JCU’s popular schools

The launch coincides with the start of Orientation Week (or O week) on both Townsville and Cairns campuses.

JCU’s Web and Social Media team has been developing the app over the past few months with input from key stakeholders and on Monday, Feb. 17, it became officially available from the Apple App Store for iPhone 4/4s/5s/5c and iPad, and the Google Play Store for Android devices.

Manager of JCU’s Web and Social Media, Jane Polak Scowcroft, said the free James Cook University Mobile app was a university-wide initiative to improve the mobile experience of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to JCU’s campuses.

“While the app benefits the entire James Cook University community, it focuses primarily on enhancing student experience, giving both new and returning students the convenience of having online tools in their pocket,” Ms Polak Scowcroft said.

“The app makes finding out about the campus, university events, workshops, and student services easier—not to mention the opening hours of coffee shops during exam time.”

Ms Polak Scowcroft said for staff, the application makes it easier to navigate the campus, access email addresses and find other staff on campus.

“We look forward to the many exciting ideas of where we can take the mobile app.”

Ms Polak Scowcroft said special thanks go to the Web and Social Media team and all those who contributed for their hard work in developing and launching the product.

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