Updated WMU apps for Android and iPhone released

Contact: Thom Myers
Photo of smartphone with WMU Mobile.

WMU Mobile 1.2

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University has released version 1.2 of WMU Mobile, its smartphone apps for Android and for iPhone and other Apple mobile platforms.

WMU Mobile is available free of charge through the Android Market at market.android.com for Android smartphones; and through the iTunes Store and App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and other Apple mobile devices. You can access the iTunes store and App Store through your mobile device or iTunes on your computer.

WMU Mobile 1.2 features

WMU Mobile project

WMU Mobile was created as a senior engineering project by six computer science majors and released in May 2011. Then-seniors Ryan Berry, Kyle Falkenstein and Matthew Rodgers developed the Android version of the app, while Christopher Ashbay, Justus Reule and Timothy Wickey created the Apple version.

Two new teams of senior computer science majors are working on version 2.0, scheduled for release later this spring.

"WMU Mobile has a number of distinctive features," said Dr. Keith Hearit, vice provost for strategic enrollment management, "but what's more impressive than the product is the way it was created. Typically, universities pay a vendor to create an app. We had six talented computer science majors design and create ours."

The University commissioned the project through the offices of Strategic Enrollment Management, Information Technology and University Relations, in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science and with support from a variety of WMU offices and campus services.

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