This fall, the University released iPrinceton, a free mobile app for the iPhone and iPad that is accessible on other mobile devices through the Web at mobile.princeton.edu. A BlackBerry version was expected this month.
The app provides “glance-and-go information” for faculty, students, staff, and visitors, said Serge Goldstein, Princeton’s associate chief information officer. Modules are designed to work together. For instance, if users spot an interesting lecture on the event calendar, they can tap its location to find it on the campus map.
In addition to displaying events and maps, iPrinceton provides access to the campus directory, news and athletics updates, videos, photos, a library search, and the full course catalog. Other enhancements are planned, Goldstein said, including data on the real-time locations of campus shuttle buses. All of the app’s information is available on public websites, so no login is required.