RIT launches new mobile site
Dec. 8, 2011
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RIT has launched a mobile-friendly website, compatible with a variety of mobile devices and offering easy access to a wide range of information. Initial features include news, bus schedules, dining-services information, events, lab hours, a campus map and useful links.
To use the mobile website, go to m.rit.edu. No log in, download or installation is required, and the site is customizable (users can arrange and display icons to suit their preferences).
Last spring, more than 1,100 RIT students, faculty, staff and alumni responded to a survey asking about how they use mobile devices and what mobile-Web features would be most important to them. Results identified information about courses, dining services, events and lab hours, along with news, bus schedules, a directory and campus map as desirable content.
With ongoing input from users through surveys and other opportunities for feedback, additional features will be added, and “mobile apps” for Android and Apple iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPod touch, are expected to be available soon.