April 02, 2012

‘SIUMobile’ application now available

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Visitors to and students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale -- well, everyone, really -- can use their smart phones to navigate campus, track the Saluki Express public transportation, read the Saluki Times, check Saluki sports stats, or find something to do on campus.

“SIUMobile,” the newly spiffed-up mobile device application -- “app” -- is available for iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android.  A Blackberry app is coming soon.

Features include links to SIU news, sports, People Finder, the SIU Facebook page, the SIU Twitter feed, and links to SIU online.

The app is so handy a person could, while tracking a Saluki Express bus while waiting for it, also, with enabled GPS, search for a campus building by name and get directions to it; find a professor’s office phone number and campus email; make an appointment at the Student Health Center, via the emergency phone numbers feature; and find a concert or guest lecture to attend by using the Events feature.

Download the application at iTunes for your Apple devices, or at the Market-Play Store for Android.