In this packet, we will go over the features and uses of the ULM mobile application.
In this day and age, the college experience is very different than it was even 5 years ago. For one thing, there is a great deal of content available on the web, sometimes even exclusively. This includes things such as course work, news, calendars, directories, and other useful information. With the busy life of a college student, sometimes they need to access this information, but they are not near a computer. Yet it is rare to find a college student who does not have access to a smartphone. This is why the University of Louisiana-at Monroe attempted to provide all this information in one unified mobile application available f the iTunes App Store as well as the Android Market. For Blackberry, Palm, Windows Phone, and all other smartphone users, you may access a special web-based ULM Mobile version by visiting http://ulm.edu/m on your mobile web browser.
In this packet, We will focus on all of the information available in this application as well as a short tutorial on how to use the interface. The tutorial shown will be for the Android operating system.
The ULM mobile application was developed completely in house by ULM faculty and staff. It was created to address the need for a smartphone portal to the many web services and resources offered by ULM. This tool allows students toaccess valuable information while on the go. It is no surprise that the application has seen well over 1,000 downloads in just a few short months. Even with all the features offered in the application, it will continue to evolve. In the future, the team plans on offering an interactive map, major & minor search, and an option to vote in campus elections was recently unveiled.