August 27, 2012TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
– The Florida A&M University (FAMU) campus is abuzz with excitement about the launch of FAMU Mobile, the innovative application or “app” for smartphone and mobile device users everywhere. Starting today, the entire FAMU community will have real-time access to campus news, events, courses, sports, maps and much more at their fingertips whether they are on or off campus. The FAMU Mobile app is free to download through Apple and Google markets. It will be available in September for Blackberry devices.
“Florida A&M University’s commitment to creating an exceptional mobile campus experience epitomizes their focus on delivering the highest quality of service to their students and community,” said John Dennett, director of Product Management for Blackboard Mobile. “We’re proud to partner with them to make FAMU Mobile a success.”
The 14 modules currently available through FAMU Mobile include: Directory, Athletics, Events, Maps, Courses, Library, News, Videos, BlackBoard Mobile Learn, iRattler Mobile, Images, Emergency Contacts, Facebook and Twitter.
“We want to offer our students and other members of our community the best in technology and access and that means making FAMU services and information available to mobile users,” said Robert Seniors, project manager. “We are excited to have a partner in Blackboard that really understands the possibilities for mobile applications in education.”
FAMU’s Office of Instructional Technology and the Office of Communications developed FAMU Mobile in partnership with Blackboard Mobile, a division of the education technology company the university utilizes for its online course management system.
“In addition to helping us better communicate with our stakeholders, FAMU Mobile will also help us to reinforce our brand, maximize our existing campus resources and drive student engagement,” said Sharon Saunders, chief communications officer at FAMU.
The university’s goal is to make FAMU Mobile the most downloaded app.
“In celebration of the 125th anniversary, we are asking students, staff, alumni and friends of the university to celebrate the occasion by helping FAMU reach a goal of 125,000 downloads of FAMU Mobile by Founders Day on Oct. 3,” said Saunders.
View the commercial for FAMU’s Mobile app at http://youtu.be/e2gK4Ktvuf8
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