The must-have apps
Learning on the go:
Blackboard Mobile Learn is a free mobile application that enables interactive access to Blackboard course sites via a compatible mobile device. Blackboard Mobile is not yet a complete alternative to accessing and managing Blackboard courses via a web browser on a computer. However, it does add mobility to some Blackboard features including Announcements, Course Content, Discussion Boards and more. The app is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and HP devices.
The UoN Future Students app has great interactive maps to help you easily find your way around the Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Macquarie campuses. It’s also handy for looking up events and researching degrees.
An app for Current Students is coming soon.
The Library's mobile web pages are also useful to bookmark on your phone.
If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest social activities and gigs on the Newcastle campus, download the U smartphone app called the U at UoN. The U (aka UoN Services) provide a range of support services, food and drink outlets and put on the social activities and events on campus. It also has a student diary, club events and member discount locations. It’s compatible with all smartphones and is free to download! Search it on the App Store now. There’s also a mobile version of their website.
On the Central Coast campus, you can download iCampusCentral for free. The app is provided by Campus Central and is compatible on all smartphones. The app features a diary and discount system. You can also get the latest news, campus maps, upcoming events as well as discounts on and off campus. You can personalise your diary by subscribing to the clubs and societies that interest you, and add your own events, notes and reminders.
Other apps we found handy:
The Transport Info app features up-to-date details about train, bus and ferry services in Newcastle and Sydney. You can access timetables and get information about service changes. The app is compatible on iPhone and Android.
The mTAXI 2 app allows Iphone users to book taxis in Newcastle and Sydney. It’s a much quicker and simpler way than calling and the app is free.
iTorch is a simple, but incredibly convenient application that turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a flashlight.
A QR Reader and Scanner allows you to read QR codes being used at University. You simply hold the reader over the code and it will open the web page for that code.
Do you have any recommendations for great apps?