Thursday, April 9, 2015
The official UGA mobile app has been updated to include new bus routes for Campus Transit and streaming radio from the student-operated radio station, WUOG 90.5 FM.
The updated mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices, includes two new routes on the campus bus tracker: the Veterinary Medical Center route, which provides express service to South Campus and the new teaching hospital on College Station Road; and the new Riverbend/South Milledge route, which includes destinations such as the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) on Riverbend Road and the UGArdens and greenhouses on Milledge Avenue.
The updated bus tracker also includes Intersession routes, allows users to easily switch views for specific routes and provides more accurate predictions of arrival times at bus stops.
Lance Peiper, IT manager for the mobile app, said changes to the way bus data is gathered and presented through improved integration should increase the tracker’s reliability.
“Instead of telling someone when a bus is ‘scheduled’ to arrive, we now tell the mobile app user when it is ‘actually’ going to arrive at any bus stop on campus,” Peiper said. “This should greatly improve the confidence that students have when using the bus tracker to make it to class on time.”
New user guides in the bus tracker should also make it easier for first-time mobile app users to find the right bus to get them to their destination on campus, Peiper said.
The campus map on the UGA Mobile app has also been updated to include the new Veterinary Medical Center and the new facilities for the Terry College of Business at the corner of Lumpkin and Baxter streets. Parking map data in the app has also been updated to show regular lots, as well as motorcycle and scooter parking across campus.
The app changes aren’t just limited to helping students travel around campus more efficiently. UGA Mobile App users can also listen to streaming radio from WUOG 90.5 FM, the student-run station at the Tate Student Center, through the app.
The mobile app is the best of the Bulldog Nation in one central mobile app for your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android phone and includes many other useful features such as dining hall menus and a Food Services meal planner; athletic scores and news; a campus map and building search; and access to eLearning Commons and Student Accounts.
The app is available for iOS devices in the App Store or for Android devices in Google Play. For more information, visit mobileapps.uga.edu or contact Lance Peiper at firstname.lastname@example.org.