Windows Phone users can now stay better connected to UMSL

The UMSL app is now available for Windows Phone. The app is also available for Android and iPhone. (Photo by August Jennewein)

If you’re a Windows Phone user, the University of Missouri–St. Louis has yet another way you can keep up with news and events at UMSL. The UMSL app for the Windows Phone is now available. The free app is also available for iPhone and Android.

“We set out this spring to launch the UMSL mobile app on two of the most commonly used smartphone devices, iPhone and Android,” said Jon Hinderliter, assistant director of University Marketing and Communications at UMSL. “But we know a lot of the university’s faculty, staff, students and alumni use Windows Phone. We want to ensure they also stay connected to UMSL while on the go.”

The new Windows Phone UMSL app includes the same great features as the iPhone and Android editions. The smartphone application has more than a dozen features, such as campus maps, a campus directory with one-touch dialing and access to the university’s social media channels, the UMSL Daily newsroom and news from the UMSL Tritons.

While the UMSL app for Windows Phone mirrors the appearance and features of the iPhone and Android editions, that doesn’t mean creating it was a walk in the park.

“The idea of porting an existing app from one platform to another may sound easy, but the reality is far different,” Hinderliter explained. “Our mobile phone developer, Nathan Halley, successfully navigated the difficulties of the new platform, kept the core of the phone features intact and shipped ahead of schedule.”

University Marketing and Communications and Information Technology Services at UMSL collaborated to create the UMSL app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. The team is now working on the next version of the UMSL app, expanding support to tablets and adding exciting new features.

Visit umsl.edu/mobile to learn more about the UMSL app or download it for your Android, iPhone or Windows Phone.


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