New iNKU apps for Android, iPhones
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Thursday – August 23, 2012
New iNKU apps for Android, iPhone
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University Office of Information Technology announced today that a newly-released version of its iNKU mobile touch application is now available on Android smartphones and tablet computers.
“By expanding the capability of our iNKU mobile application to include the popular Android platform, we are providing the campus community with greater access to important services like myNKU, the All Card office and online registration,” said NKU Chief Information Officer Tim Ferguson. “iNKU is a practical tool that puts information at a student’s fingertips – anytime, anywhere.”
University officials say adding the Android version will continues to escalate the popular app’s availability and provide more users with immediate, helpful information. Android is supported by Google and is the world’s leading smartphone platform. iNKU for Android also includes access to Online Student Services; Norse athletics; a campus map; an NKU faculty/staff/student directory; the Frank W. Steely Library catalog; student evaluations; WNKU radio; the university’s independent student newspaper, The Northerner; plus a comprehensive listing of university schedules and calendars.
The university also released iNKU version 2.7 for iOS devices. This new edition includes a handy Campus Recreation Center component that brings details about the university’s fitness and recreation programs into one location. Not only does this feature allow participants to synchronize workouts, intramural activity and Recreation Center events, but it also keeps track of Norse Fitness classes, specific exercise goals, training facility hours and even contains a real-time clock that counts down to closing time at the pool center.
Other innovative features, such as side-to-side scrolling, augment the application’s functionality. The newly-improved virtual tour has been upgraded to incorporate both Google map and satellite viewpoints into a self-guided introduction to campus. This will enable students and visitors to interactively explore the university and its buildings while pinpointing exactly where they are on campus.
Additionally, the new version of iNKU includes a “Feedback” function that lets users suggest ways in which Information Technology might improve future releases of the application. A new “Alert the Norse” function allows the university population to report criminal or suspicious activity to campus police and authorities.
iNKU is free. The Android version is available for download from Google at https://play.google.com/store/search?q=inku. The free iNKU 2.7 download is available at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inku/id313837856?mt=8.
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