Wisconsin App (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) - Overview of the Wisconsin application

The official UW-Madison iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch app, Wisconsin App (formally known as Mobile UW), contains campus information including a campus map and directory, some public safety contacts, recent news and upcoming events, athletics information, some videos from the campus 'You W Tube' feed, as well as details for the Madison Metro bus service.

Main Menu

The main menu of the Wisconsin App currently has 16 main options, as shown below.

Click on the icons or links below to display more information about each module

Main

Campus Directory Campus Map Campus Safety News Events Athletics Video Busses

Campus Directory

The Directory portion of the Wisconsin App lets you search the campus directory found at http://www.wisc.edu in a mobile-friendly fashion, as shown below. Once you've located someone using the directory, you can then call (if on an iPhone) or email the person. You can also add them to the contacts app on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad instead.

The default directory search page with a search blank Search results for a sample search for Chancellor Martin in the directory Chancellor Martin's contact information is displayed following a search

Campus Map

This displays a map of the campus area using Google Maps. Options are available to display various locations such as places with wireless, parking, etc. by clicking on the Search by Category button.

A map of campus is shown with buttons labeled Map Type, Show Me, and Clear Map

Safety

This module includes buttons which will dial various emergency numbers when pressed, as well as information about the SAFEWalk program, the UW Police Department's website, and info about WiscAlerts.

The Emergency tab of the Campus Safety module is shown with phone numbers for various emergency services listed

News

The News module displays news from various campus sources, as shown below.

Several categories are displayed for news items in the news module

Events

Events displays common events, as reflected in the UW-Madison Events Calendar at http://today.wisc.edu.

Categories for the events calendar are displayed

Athletics

The Athletics module displays news and scores related to UW Athletics and schedules for various sports.

Categories of athletics-related info are displayed

Video

This module contains video from the You W Tube video feed.

Categories of videos available from You W Tube are listed

Busses

This module lets you search for Madison Metro bus stops near you and view scheduled departure times for that stop, as well as letting you manually browse the bus schedule by route and by stop number.

Slider which shows the radius that Wisconsin App will search for bus stops A map showing the stops returned by the search in the first screenshot You can also browse the bus schedule by route as shown




Keywords:mobile uw mobileuw iphone ios ipad events calendar maps directory campus safety news athletics video you w tube safewalk saferide emergency contacts smartphone ipod touch busses buses schedule wisconsin app   Doc ID:15603
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2010-11-14 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-02-20 12:51 CDT
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