University announces new update for TAMUmobile application
The Texas A&M University has announced the launch of its latest mobile application for the iPhone platform. The application is called TAMUmobile 3.2.2 and it includes support for technology that was absent from its predecessors. The application is now capable of making use of augmented reality, allowing users to engage in dynamic digital experiences through their mobile devices and tablets. The application is host to numerous features that are designed to make university life a little easier for attending students.
App to meet the needs of tech-savvy students
Texas A&M officials claim that the application provides students with information and resources concerning the university and its various services. Officials suggest that the application is a response to the growing demands for such a tool from students and represents the school’s continued efforts to appeal to a new generation of tech-savvy individuals. The augmented reality capabilities of the TAMUmobile application will address the wants and needs of students in a high-tech fashion.
Augmented reality to help students find information on their surroundings
The application uses augmented reality to provide students with detailed information concerning their surroundings. Using the application, a student can find classes, locate hard-to-find campus buildings, and even learn the history behind some of the university’s more aged structures. The TAMUmobile app is expected to be well received amongst students, especially those just arriving to the university who have limited knowledge of the campus layout.
University continues to work to provide new services to tech-savvy students
The TAMUmobile application is available for the BlackBerry, Android, and iOS platforms, but the augmented reality version of the tool is available only for iPhones and iPads. This is expected to change in the near future as the university works to develop augmented reality capabilities for the other versions of the application. Texas A&M is the first and largest public institution in the U.S. to introduce a mobile suite of tools for students. Since the release of these tools in 2009, the university has been working to provide more robust services to students who are becoming increasingly reliant on mobile technology.