Navigate Campus with New Arizona Mobile 5.0
60,000 people have downloaded the Arizona Mobile app. The feature they use most, by far, is the campus map.
The new update, Arizona Mobile 5.0, is focused around helping students, staff and campus visitors navigate more easily.
• Share your location, pick a building or service you are looking for, and version 5.0 will use your phone or tablet’s map function to give you directions.
• Looking for a ride? The CatTran map shows real-time locations of shuttles.
• Have a class schedule? Version 5.0 will automatically highlight your class locations on the map.
Arizona Mobile 5.0 is a complete rebuild, native coded for Apple iOS and Android, in the January 3, 2020 update.
The new home screen automatically displays the campus map and ways to interact with it. All the other features, like CatMail, D2L, and the campus phonebook, are still available through tabs that can be swiped up from the bottom of the screen.
Members of the UITS Mobile Team collaborated with the University’s Enterprise GIS team to integrate campus map features as the framework for the new Arizona Mobile 5.0. They also worked with their other campus partners like the Student Union and Parking & Transportation to ensure favorite campus resources continued to be included.
If you use the app and have automatic updates enabled and are connected to WiFi, your device will be upgraded automatically. You can manually update by going to the app store and downloading the new version onto your device.
This upgrade is part of a larger effort to improve students’ campus digital experience—emails, university systems and software, and other online resources. Throughout 2019, the Trellis CRM team held exploratory sessions with students to understand their needs and challenges. This focused outreach has already resulted in an easier system for making advisor appointments and a system for instructors to give early class performance feedback to students.