EMU launches mobile application

by Theodore Coutilish, Published October 28, 2010


Ypsilanti - Keeping in touch with Eastern Michigan University just got easier.

EMU has launched its first mobile device application for use with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The free app provides mobile access to the latest news, events, videos, sports scores and other university information to more than 140,000 alumni, 23,000 current students, prospective students and athletic fans.

"We are pleased to add another way to share university stories and real-time news and information," said Walter Kraft, vice president for communications. "In today's visually demanding world, users come to expect instant information within a dynamic and interactive environment."

Key app features include the latest

  • university news, events and activities
  • admissions checklist for prospective student
  • athletics scores, schedules, news and updates
  • interactive campus map to find buildings
  • Twitter updates and links
  • new videos and photos
  • fight song
  • polls
  • references and links
  • weather forecast

EMU developed the app with Straxis Technology, a full-service technology company based in Tulsa, OK (straxis.com).

The app is available at the Apple App Store (apple.com). EMU is also looking at  applications for other portable devices, such as the BlackBerry and Android smartphones.



Theodore Coutilish



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