UW-Madison launches m.wisc.edu

December 16, 2011 By John Lucas

Mobile phone users have a brand new way to connect with the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The university is proud to launch m.wisc.edu, a web version of Mobile UW that will run on any device that can connect to the Internet, including iPhones and iPod Touches, Android phones, Blackberrys, Windows Mobile phones and other handheld devices.

While m.wisc.edu offers much of the same content and features as the native iOS and Android app, it also offers some new features that are not yet available in Mobile UW:

  • Bookmark bus stops: Save the bus stops you frequent so you can quickly access scheduled and real bus data for them.
  • UW Libraries: A featured link to UW Libraries’ new mobile website, which features library hours and catalog search.
  • Customize your home menu: Rearrange or add/remove menu items to suit your needs.
  • Bookmarks and direct links: Because m.wisc.edu is a website, you can bookmark any page within it in your phone’s browser. You can also link to any part of m.wisc.edu from another website.

Changes to m.wisc.edu will also be more frequent than in the native Mobile UW apps and it will serve as a testing ground for new ideas that might be added to the native apps.

m.wisc.edu has been tested on the following devices: iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile. (Depending on the capabilities of your device, you may get a subset of features and/or an alternate presentation than you will see on a full-featured phone such as iPhone or Android.)

While any device that connects to the Internet should be able to access m.wisc.edu, testing all of them is not possible. If you experience problems or have suggestions for improvements, please email mobileweb@mobile.wisc.edu.

In addition, Mobile UW recently celebrated its first birthday and has been downloaded nearly 30,000 times. To receive your free download, search for Mobile UW in either the App Store for iOS or the Android Market for Android.

For complete details on university mobile initiatives, visit http://mobile.wisc.edu/.