Villanova Launches Mobile Website and New Applications

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Mobile site available at m.villanova.edu

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Want to know the Villanova news and events of the day, or what’s for lunch on campus? Do you need the number for the Health Center or another key University office? Or are you a visitor who wants a map of campus at your fingertips?

Now, there’s an app for all of those items—and more.

Effective today (May 4), Villanova University has released the University’s first mobile version of its website, m.villanova.edu – making Villanova accessible on the go. This device-agnostic mobile website is accessible via any mobile device, including iPhone, Blackberry and Android-based smart phones and tablets, using the devices’ built-in web browser.

In addition, Villanova applications will be available for download from Google Play Store (formerly Android Market) and Apple iTunes.

“With the entire Villanova community as well as visitors and prospective students and parents being so highly mobile, we are excited to enhance the Villanova experience with the introduction of our new mobile website, first Android app and updated iPhone app,” said Stephen Fugale, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of UNIT, the University’s information technology office. “This portfolio of mobile web applications positions Villanova among those universities setting the bar in terms of accessibility and convenience.”

The site offers Villanova news, videos, directory and event listings, dining hall hours and menus, and more. Its tools are designed to help the community, as well as students, faculty and staff, navigate campus information.

Moving forward, Villanova students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity—through the upcoming Mobile Policy—to develop modules that could be added to the existing applications due to its open-source platform.

“We are definitely looking forward to future collaboration with students and exploring their suggestions for additions to the apps,” Fugale added.

View the University’s mobile site at m.villanova.edu. To download the latest Villanova apps, visit Google Play Store or Apple iTunes from your mobile device.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.