You’re closer than ever to UB using your mobile device.
Launched in January 2013, the new UB Mobile app offers many useful tools for students, faculty and staff, all designed for the limited screen on popular smartphones and tablets.
Use the Dining tab to keep track of campus shop and dining hall hours, see menus and specials, and even find nutrition facts. You can also quickly report a lost UB card, keeping someone else’s hands off your information and Campus Cash.
When’s the next UB Bulls game? Click on Athletics to find their schedules, game scores, and even purchase tickets. Keeping tabs on other campus happenings is also just a click away under Events.
UB Mobile will ensure you’ll never get lost on campus again. Interactive maps of North, South, and Downtown Campus make it easy to find your way. Didn’t have time to check the shuttle schedule? Click on Transport to get alerts, schedules, and even track a bus or shuttle in real time. Looking up staff or departments has also never been easier: just type a person or department name into UB Mobile’s search and you’ll find them instantly.
With over 70% of UB students owning a smartphone, and tablet usage on the rise, the new and improved UB Mobile couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s accessible on any mobile device, from iPhones to Androids, iPads to Kindles. The app is also always kept fresh, regularly updated using UB’s Web Content Management System (UBCMS).
“Mobile computing is perhaps the most rapidly growing area in information technology today, and not surprisingly represents an important and growing focus of Computing and Information Technology, as this release of UB Mobile demonstrates,” said Tom Furlani, UB’s interim Chief Information Officer.
“Communications today is increasingly digital, which is why University Communications is leading a university-wide effort to strengthen our digital communications,” said Joe Brennan, Associate Vice President for University Communications. “UBIT has been a key partner in facilitating this digital transformation.”
To download UB Mobile to your device, visit the Apple App Store or Android Market to search for “UB Mobile,” or visit m.buffalo.edu.
“UB Mobile is only the first phase of our commitment to mobile computing,” added Furlani. “Additional applications will be added to UB Mobile.” Learn more about UB going mobile from our interim CIO.
VITEC Solutions services both personal and department-owned computers and iProduct devices; visit their drop-off depot in the Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary or call 800-333-1075. You can also request office pick-up for UB-owned equipment.
iPhone usage by students is up in every UB school. Students in the School of Nursing reported the biggest increase this year- their iPhone usage jumped from 18.6% in 2011 to 45.9% in 2012. Verizon Wireless is currently the carrier of choice of students at UB, with 39% using their service.
In 2012, more students reported connecting to Wi-Fi through UB Secure. 74% reported securely connecting vs. 67% in 2011.
Computing and Information Technology at UB is more than 40 years old. Here’s a look back at the Interface newsletter from March 1980. (Please note: this PDF file includes perturbations natural to the duplication process at the time.)