Upgrade to mobile app to enhance student experience

A new version of the myUWindsor mobile app released today will increase the value of its service to students, says John Powell, director of web communications.

Among the new features are:

  • Messages – Receive a push notification of new UWindsor messages and CLEW notifications in one spot.
  • Leddy Library – Connect with the library quickly and search site for books and journals.
  • The Lance – Get the latest news from the official student newspaper.
  • UWinAlert- Subscribe to the University’s Emergency notification system.

It also provides support for iPhone 5 and compatibility with iOS 6, including native sharing of Facebook and Twitter.

Powell says he is particularly pleased to have incorporated the “push” messaging technology.

“Rather than users having to seek out messages, messages are pushed to the device,” he explains. “Users will receive a notification that there are CLEW or myUWindsor messages waiting for them.”

The upgrade adds to a lengthy list of original features, which included the ability to review courses, schedule, grades and exams; a calendar listing academic, cultural and athletic events on campus; financial records providing individual account details; and a searchable campus map.

“Our app will continue to evolve and we invite feedback from users to help improve its usefulness,” Powell says.

The app is compatible with iPhone, BlackBerry and Android technology. Download it at www.uwindsor.ca/app.