Duke University has become the latest institution to join the mobile-application arms race, announcing today the release of ‘DukeMobile,’ a suite of programs for students who use the iPhone and iPod Touch. The applications weren’t actually designed by Duke students, though—they were developed by a company run by students at Stanford University.
Among other functions, the software allows users to watch Duke content on YouTube and iTunes, look through the university’s course catalog, and pinpoint the location of campus events on a searchable map. By March 30, those using Blackberrys with multi-touch capabilities will also be able to use the software.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Duke University on iPhone
Stanford was among the first schools to create iPhone apps. It's surprising that Duke would join the fray - they were among the school experimenting with giving students iPods and iPhones. MIT has optimized their website for mobile devices and according to this story University of Cincinnati and University of Maryland-Eastern Shore also have iPhone apps. An interesting twist to the story is that the company hired to developed the Duke iPhone app (iDuke) is run by Stanford students - very enterprising! Does your school have an iPhone app? What are you waiting for? Wired Campus: Duke U. Unveils Application Suite for iPhone