University adopts award winning mobile technology
A new mobile information service is now being offered to staff, students and visitors of the University of Newcastle.
NUinfo is a web-based mobile phone application that provides quick and easy access to key University information.
Users can search the library catalogue, view campus maps, key semester dates and transport timetables.
The application was developed by Central Coast company Blink Mobile Technologies, who recently won the prestigious Innovation in Communication Award from the Australian Telecommunications User Group.
The initial development work for the software in 2005 was by a University of Newcastle student, Ben Thomas-Brigden, who was studying under a Williams Foundation scholarship.
University Chief Information Officer, Mary Sharp, said the technology was cutting edge and provided real information in real time.
"Nearly 5,000 unique page views have been recorded since the service commenced on 1 March.
"NUinfo is simple to use and allows people to access up-to-date information instantly on their mobile phone while walking around campus or away from a computer.
"This is an innovative tool that makes University information more accessible for students, staff and the community."
NUinfo can be accessed at http://nuinfo.uon.edu.au/
Media contact: Mary Sharp is available for interviews on Tuesday 23 March between 1pm and 2pm. Darren Besgrove, Director Blink Mobile Technologies, is available for interviews.
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