TAMIU…Soon There’ll be an App for That
Posted: 8/11/11

TAMIU…Soon There’ll
Be an App for That

Texas A&M International University will soon be at your fingertips. The University is readying its launch of a new smartphone application for this Fall.

The new “app” will be available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and iPad users… and it’ll all be free.

It’s the latest in the University’s strategic embrace of new and emerging technology to help it reach today’s fully linked consumer, said Steve Harmon of TAMIU’s Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services office.

“Our student consumers are tech-savvy and tech-dependent and this app provides yet another important linkage between them and the University. It’ll also have relevance for the community at large and anyone interested in TAMIU, its offerings and its initiatives,” Harmon said.

Harmon said the new app also encompasses some of the University’s other existing outreach and social media initiatives.

“We wanted this app to be rich with relevance for a variety of users across the broad spectrum of popular smartphone devices. TAMIU App users will find an RSS news feed, a real-time calendar, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube embeds, a dynamic image gallery, directory, link to Student Activities, campus maps, shopping and more. The app is also open to new features we’ll be rolling out that will further enhance its usability,” he explained.

The new app has been in development for most of the summer and after initial testing will be fully launched this Fall, he said. Fall classes begin Thursday, Aug. 25.

For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu or click on tamiu.edu, visit the University on Facebook or follow TAMIU on Twitter.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu