This term, Queen’s University has introduced a mobile website for smartphone users. This new version allows users to more easily locate and call a number of services on campus, as well as read the latest security alerts, university news, and even Principal Woolf’s own personal blog.
“This will enable everyone to get the latest Queen’s news on their mobile devices,” said E-Communications Manager Robin Moon, when the service was introduced. The university’s news service is reportedly the most often accessed section by mobile users.
The new url – http://m.queensu.ca – allows Blackberry, iPhone, Android and other cell phone users to conveniently browse and utilize information in a mobile-friendly format. Before being released to the public, the electronic communications and creative services teams worked on the new site for several months.
“You have to make a design that works across all mobile platforms, which is tricky,” said Senior Web Developer, Graham Stratford. “We’re happy to get feedback and will provide a feedback link so users can let us know what the experience is like and provide their comments, both positive and constructive.”
The mobile site also features links to social media accounts maintained by the university, including its official Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels. Phone numbers listed on the mobile version can be automatically dialed on a phone by simply clicking the linked number.