UNA Pressroom

Una Unveils New Mobile App

Jul. 10, 2012

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - University of North Alabama news headlines, game scores, calendars, maps, class schedules, grades and more are now just a touch away. The new UNA mobile app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices. Calling it a "perfect tool" for students, prospective students, alumni and anyone who is a part of the university community, UNA communications and marketing director Josh Woods said the new mobile app has been a long time coming. "This has been a goal of ours for several years as we've monitored the ongoing evolution of Web-based media," he said. "Our primary objective is always to make UNA's front door as easily accessible as possible to everyone who is or wishes to be a part of our university community. Today, mobile apps are a medium our students, alumni and others are using every day - and many times a day - so it only makes sense that we use that medium to reach out to our community in greater ways." The initial version of the app includes UNA news headlines, sports, a campus directory, campus map, university videos, events calendars, class schedules and grades. "What sets UNA's app apart from many other university apps is that it is so broad in scope," said Jeremy Britten, UNA Web communications manager. "It isn't just surface-level information about the university. Its integration with our campus administrative softwares make it a practical, everyday tool that is going to make life much easier for students attending UNA. This app will also continue to grow as we continually add new features, making it an even greater tool." Britten said that one of the first new additions to the app will be a virtual campus tour, currently in production. The UNA mobile app is available in the App Store, App World and Google Play. For more information, visit www.una.edu/app.