HWS: There's an App for That
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012
No matter where you are in the world, Hobart and William Smith are now as close as your iPhone, providing the entire HWS community with quick and easy access to life on campus.
Available for all iOS mobile devices free of charge, the app is packed with a host of features. With just a few clicks, app users have access to HWS news stories, photos, videos, a map and contact information.
The on-campus events calendar makes it simple to find the dates and times of all activities on and around campus. Events can be added to your iCalendar schedule. This Week In Photos, a website favorite, is also a major feature.
For incoming and current students, as well as staff and faculty, the app has the convenient feature of an interactive map with all buildings individually marked. A campus directory is also included and contains a list of frequently called numbers.
A safety feature, complete with an emergency call button, includes the locations of all on-campus blue lights.
The app also makes it easy for HWS athletics supporters to have quick access to the latest results of the Statesmen and the Herons. For those hoping to attend games on campus - or across the country - the complete schedule of games, matches and meets is available.
The app was developed by the Offices of Communications and Information Technology together with iCampus, a mobile platform for higher education institutions. The team is already working on more tools and features. Feedback and suggestions for improvement are greatly appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colleges expect that an Android-based app will be available in early 2013.
Visit the App Store to preview and download HWS Mobile.
More information about the app can be found online.