Last month Duncan blogged about making the student handbook mobile friendly which was in preparation for mSaint – the new student portal for the iPhone, built on the campusM platform from oMbiel.
mSaint went live this week and can be found in the iTunes app store (search for mSaint).
Not being an Apple iPhone user I haven’t been able to get my hands on it, but from what I’ve seen on other users’ phones it looks pretty impressive. Versions for BlackBerry and Android are promised for 2011. I do hope there is going to be an HTML version too so that I can access it on my Windows Mobile smartphone, but that’s a whole other debate.
I thought you might like to see some shiny screenshots:
mSaint - Student version splash screen
mSaint main menu
mSaint location map
mSaint news feeds
mSaint PC availability
After nearly a year and a half of saying that we should do something about it, I’ve just added more content to the previously sadly lacking The Town and Beyond sections within Current Staff and Current Students.
Most of the content is now links to external websites (no use making more work for myself than is necessary) but at least this should now offer a little more guidance to staff and students, particularly those who are new to St Andrews.
One idea possible development will be to display the latest weather update/forecast into the right-hand column … but that’ll have to wait for another day.