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USU IT releases USU Directory App


Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012


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Students, ever needed to know where a professor’s office is located, your academic advisor’s email address or the phone number to a lab or office on campus?

 

There’s an app for that.

 

USU IT recently released the free USU Directory App, providing quick and easy access to contact information of people and places on the USU campus.

 

The app was created by Jay McEntire of USU IT and took about three months from start to finish to complete. Both iOS and Android versions were created and are now available for download on Google Play and in the iTunes App Store.

 

McEntire said although a link to the online directory exists on the current USU app, IT determined early on that the function needed to be improved to be accessible to smartphone and mobile device users. The result was a directory app that, when opened, functions much like a cell phone contact list.

 

“With the new directory app, you can scroll through and find anybody in the university with the touch of your phone,” he said. “You can even call right from the app.”

 

What’s next from USU IT?

 

McEntire said students can expect a new USU app by the first of 2013 with easy Banner access, athletics and academic calendars, maps with GPS coordinates of Aggie shuttles and more.

 

For more information, contact Kevin Reeve, USU IT Enterprise Architect, kevin.reeve@usu.edu.

 

Contact: Karlie Brand, IT communications assistant, karlie.brand@usu.edu



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