Southeastern debuts new iPhone app
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
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HAMMOND – iPhone users will now be able to stay connected with all things Southeastern thanks to a recently unveiled iPhone app. Compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the free app was developed by Southeastern Louisiana University Systems Engineer Ray DeJean.
“With our new iPhone app, users can get the latest news and information, keep up with Lion sports news and scores, find people or places with our map and directories, and view Southeastern photos and videos,” said DeJean.
Additional features he believes the students will find extremely helpful are the ability to check the current location of Southeastern’s Lion Traxx shuttle buses, read university tweets and check e-mail.
“Everything you need is right at your fingertips,” he said.
“It’s great that we can provide our students with these technological advances that so many use in their everyday lives,” said Chief Information Officer Mike Asoodeh. “It’s especially impressive that this is being made available at no cost to the students or the university. Having Ray’s technological expertise on campus is a considerable advantage. We’re anxious to see what he comes up with next.”
DeJean has created other apps for things like travel on the Causeway and alphabet flashcards for children, but he takes great pride in this particular app.
“Other universities have similar apps and have paid thousands of dollars to develop them. Amber DeJean, Southeastern’s web coordinator who provided the graphic design, and I were able to create the app internally and saved a considerable amount of money in doing so,” he said.
The free app is available for download by visiting selu.edu/iphone or by searching the Apple App Store for “selu.”
Although the current app is only compatible with Apple products, DeJean said an Android version as well as an iPad native version of the app are also being considered.