Library Today: UST Libraries Release Mobile web app

UST_mobile_appEarlier this month, UST Libraries released a beta version of its mobile Web app. It is believed to be the first of its kind on campus, and UST Libraries invites feedback and ideas for new features, which links to a survey that can be taken after trying the site on your mobile.

Get quick access to library hours, locations, maps and phone numbers – all easily linked so you can, among other uses:

  • Call directly from your mobile device
  • IM and SMS text for research help
  • Use mobile versions of UST Libraries’ Summon search engine and Research Guides
  • Check for open computers in UST library computer labs

The app was built using the JQTouch framework, which allows a Web page to appear and act like a native iPhone app while functioning equally or nearly as well in all WebKit-enabled browsers – including Android phones, recent versions of the Blackberry, and Symbian-based phones.

View St. Thomas’ mobile site here or visit the UST Libraries home page on your mobile device. If the phone is supported, you will be redirected to the mobile site automatically without needing to download or install anything.

Also, add the Libraries’ mobile page to your home screen to view the custom icon, startup screen and full-screen mode.