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Georgia Southern University Launches New Mobile App for iPhone, Droid and Blackberry

05-05 Georgia Southern University Launches New Mobile App for iPhone, Droid and BlackberryThe official mobile application for Georgia Southern University launched today, providing mobile access to the campus directory, map, news and sports, as well as course search, library catalogs, social networks and more. The free application is available via app stores and markets for iPhone®, iPod®, BlackBerry® and Android™ smartphone users.

Features of the Georgia Southern app include:

  • News – Read the latest news and features from the Georgia Southern Newsroom.
  • Campus Map – Looking for a building or location on campus? View the map and explore by scrolling across a custom campus map.
  • Athletics – Get the latest scores; find out when and where the Eagles are playing next and more.  GO EAGLES!
  • Directory – Find faculty, staff and students, and get in touch instantly or store in your phone’s contacts.
  • Events – Check out the official campus calendar for events, performances, lectures and more.
  • Courses – Search available courses by department.  Find out when and where a course is being taught and which professor will be teaching it.
  • Library – Search the Zach S. Henderson Library’s collections by title, author or keyword.  You can also get easy access to help with the unique “Contact” feature.
  • Links: Easy access to the most popular University tools and services including admission status check, campus recreation, directions, Eagle Info and even the full Georgia Southern University Web site.
  • Social – Connect with Georgia Southern’s official Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare accounts.
  • Emergency – Quickly dial the University police department or 911.

“We want to offer our students and other members of the University community the best in technology and access, and that means making Georgia Southern Mobile services and information available to mobile users,” said Steve Burrell, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Georgia Southern University.  “The students attending Georgia Southern today never knew a world without cell phones or the Internet. Our goal is to take Georgia Southern to them and Georgia Southern Mobile is the foundation for future applications and technology.”

Burrell says that the new app is just the beginning for the growing University. “With enrollment expected to reach more than 20,000 this fall, we’ll not only have record numbers of students on campus, but we expect a record number of Smartphones on campus as well.  This is just the start and we will be expanding the type and number of apps that we offer our students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the near future.”


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