Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) was among the first South-Texas institutions with its own app following an initial launch in 2011. Now, the mobile phone and tablet app, TAMIU Mobile, has been updated and redesigned to better fit student, faculty and visitor needs.
Per a report from LMT Online, the free app — which is available from iTunes and Google Play — provides TAMIU students with quick and easy access to class schedules, grades, campus notifications and more. Faculty also have access to TAMIU Mobile and following the new update can receive notifications of their own, as well as class schedules and rosters.
Beyond students and faculty, everyone who downloads the app will have access to TAMIU campus news, university calendars and information regarding campus services, such as the TAMIU bookstores, campus libraries and academic office hours and locations.
The app also includes a campus directory that lets users search the entire campus for a specific department, faculty member or staff phone number. Users can also find their way around the university via an aerial view of campus. All campus buildings are identified with a pin, and for more detailed information, visitors can click on a specific pin for a photo of the building.
The app was an in-house effort constructed by the university’s office of information technology. “This is really an enterprising, in-your-pocket solution by (Office of Information Technology) that marshals the most popular information sources to meet the needs of our university community and the community at large in an easy-to-use app,” says Steve Harmon, director of public relations, marketing and information services at TAMIU. “It’s been designed to be responsive for both smartphone and tablet and its architecture is nimble enough to grow with our needs and user preferences.””