Steve Rawlings, Assistant Director- Web and Digital, said, 'We are delighted to release these apps and see them as the first step in our mobile development. With usage of the web and access to information changing so rapidly, particularly among many of the young people we engage with, it is important that INTO responds with exciting new offers'. He continued, '…broadly speaking, our mobile apps have everything that students need to know about arriving and the centre. We'll be adding new functionality so that it can help us to ensure that students have received the vital information they need for when they get to their destination.
The mobile app has been designed so that new functions and updates can be built in on both Apple and Android versions- and the team are already close to getting the apps made available on Blackberry too. The apps will allow students to use Google Maps on their phones, to locate landmarks on a campus or in a town, engage with Social Media and communicate with friends and relatives at home.
Steve Rawlings added, 'It will allow them to let the people back home they arrived safe and sound, with the ability to post photos of their first impressions to their Facebook pages, view videos and image galleries and have all their important phone numbers available as soon as they download'.
Moving forward, the team plan on developing the app further, to explore the possibility of increasing interactivity to use the mobile app to help track where students have, or haven't, submitted all important forms or other vital communications from students and parents. The mobile app will also be available in Chinese within the next six weeks!
To access the mobile apps, please follow the links below. For further information, please contact Steve Rawlings or Danielle Colyer.
INTO University of South Florida app
INTO Oregon State University
INTO St George's, University of London app
INTO Queen's University Belfast app
INTO University of East Anglia London app
INTO City University London app
INTO Manchester in Partnership with the University of Manchester app
INTO Manchester in Partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University app
INTO Manchester app
INTO Scotland at Glasgow Caledonian University app
INTO University of Exeter app
INTO University of East Anglia app
INTO Newcastle University app