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In a Smart Move, USC Goes Mobile

In a Smart Move, USC Goes Mobile
The handy new tool for Trojans was created by ITS Web Services.

Your smart phone just got a whole lot smarter, thanks to USCmobile — developed by ITS Web Services as a free resource for the university community.

By going to a Web browser and typing in mobile.usc.edu, Trojans gain instant access to a wealth of USC content — from campus directories and maps to news and events — all optimized for ease of use on nearly any type of smart phone. And once USCmobile is added to a phone’s home screen, each time the icon is clicked, the latest information is automatically received. Unlike an iPhone app, USCmobile users never need to download updates.

“With the number of people on campus who use smart phones skyrocketing, Web Services wanted to create this handy new tool for students, faculty, staff and alumni — anyone interested in what’s going on at the university,” said Candy Borland, director of ITS Web Services.

Need a caffeine fix? Just go to USC Maps and find the location of every coffee vendor on the University Park or Health Sciences campus. The maps also pinpoint dining options, campus entrances, parking, galleries, auditoriums, patient care centers, libraries, university housing, athletic facilities, parks and plazas, and even USC history stations.

Want to catch up on USC news while waiting for the next class, meeting or appointment? USCmobile gathers all official Trojan tweets and RSS feeds in one convenient place, along with Daily Trojan and USC News Service stories. The university’s Arts and Events calendar is also on USCmobile.

Wondering when the next USC tram is arriving? Trojans can track that on their phones as well through links provided by USC Transportation Services.

“We’re eager to add new content from other USC schools and departments,” Borland said, “and we’re always looking for new ideas for useful services.”

To submit additional USC Twitter or RSS feeds, provide new content or offer suggestions for USCmobile, contact Web Services at webhelp@usc.edu.

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