Aside from the call drops and the limited battery life, I love my iPhone. Now that I have it, I find myself using its capabilities all the time–where to find a good carne asada burrito near campus, how to spell dénouement, or the name of the song playing in the office next to mine. But my love for the iPhone isn’t why several very talented people in University Relations are hard at work on developing a native iPhone app (we have a version of the APU website already available at www.apu.edu/m).
APU has chosen to develop an app for the iPhone over other mobile platforms because in the last year, total page views of the www.apu.edu from a mobile device are upwards of 137,000 (9-01-08 to 9-25-09). And of those views, 86.2% are accessing it from an iPhone or iPod Touch.
We have ideas for what to put in our iPhone app, but what do you want? What kind of tools would be helpful for you as a student, alumnus, parent, professor, or fan of APU? We would love to hear your ideas.