University Releases MyUConn App
Published: Friday, August 31, 2012
Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012 00:08
An increase in the demand for on-the-go information spurred the creation of smartphone apps developed by UConn students: iHusky and Husky Bus. The University has now created an official myUConn app that incorporates many different features.
A recent study by the University of Colorado found that 53 percent of college students own or use smartphones. On the university-created myUConn app, users can access a campus directory, dining menus, bus tracker, campus maps, course catalog, athletics information, event calendar, daily digest, a live stream of the WHUS university radio station, student resources and alerts.
Students said they found the bus tracker feature, which tracks buses by stop or by line, to be useful.
Rory Fischer, a 5th-semester psychology and sociology double major, said that the bus tracker, “is the best way to find out when your bus is coming. I hate waiting outside so now I just go to the stop, right before my bus comes. It’s fantastic.”
Tiffany Gray, a 5th-semester allied health major, also said she likes the bus tracker feature.
“[The app] is so easy to use and better than opening websites on your phone, which is real slow,” she said.
The iHusky and Husky Bus apps were student-generated. The myUConn is the official app of the University of Connecticut and was developed by University Informational Technology Services.
Husky Bus provides real-time updates on bus locations and campus maps. Features of the iHusky app include campus updates, dining hall menus and weather updates.