CSULB unveils app PDF Print E-mail

Looking for everything you need to know about The Beach? There’s an app for that.snapshot of CSULBMobile app

The university has rolled out its first version of the CSULBMobile, an app that will include:

  • News including the Daily 49er, Associated Students, Inc. news, Inside CSULB, Beach Review, and more.
  • Long Beach State Athletics – the top stories, events/results, team rosters, etc.
  • Map – Google map with building locations.
  • BeachBoard – direct login to BB to view announcements, course materials, and interact in discussion boards.
  • University Library – access to several databases and hours of operation.
  • University Police – Contact the CSO night escort service or call the CSULB police directly.
  • Transit including the CSULB shuttle’s real-time arrival information AND Long Beach Transit, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and LA Metro real-time information.
  • ASI – information on the Student Recreation & Wellness Center, the University Student Union, KBeach Radio, and more.
  • BeachSync – the online student community.
  • Bookstore – view and order books online.
  • Campus Directory – look up staff and faculty contact information.
  • Events – view the academic calendar, ASI calendar and additional campus events.
  • BB Grades – students can view their grades if they are posted to BeachBoard by their instructor.

 

“The goal is to provide CSULB students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and the greater community with easier and greater access to ongoing campus activities and services with a mobile device,” said Leslie Kennedy, CSULB Director of Instructional Technology Support Services.

 

Nearly 90 percent of adu­­lts in the United States now own a cell phone and 46 percent use smartphones, with the largest growth among adults ages 18 to 24, Kennedy said.

 

“Since university constituents are adopting mobile devices at an increasing rate, universities are strategizing how to utilize mobile applications to create new opportunities to reach out to their constituents,” Kennedy said.

 

CSULBMobile is slated to be released to Apple, Google and Blackberry stores by Monday, Nov. 12. Kennedy said her team is working to add more updates to the app in the future, including information on alumni, Student Health Services, campus residence halls, dining and more.

 



Twitter Facebook
Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2012 23:38
 



Let your voice be heard, attend asn ASI meeting
Board of Control
Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m
Stuart L. Farber Senate Chamber USU-234
AS Senate
Every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m
Stuart L. Farber Senate Chamber USU-234
University Student Union
Board of Trustees
First Friday of each month at 1 p.m
Stuart L. Farber Senate Chamber USU-234
A walk way on campus near University Student Union building