June 25, 2014
Valdosta, GA - V-State Mobile is the latest app launched by VSU. They say it takes the features from Blazeview and other apps in the past, and puts them all at the click of a button.
The new V-State mobile app provides access to thinks like email and class registration, but also emergency protocol. They say last spring's bomb scare reminded everyone the importance of knowing what to do in an emergency situation.
"They'll have access to the guides; as far as where to go, communication; so that they will be aware of what's going on throughtout the campus, and also the evacuation routes so they will know the safe paths to take in case of any crisis on campus", says Sterlin Sanders, with Technical Support Services at VSU.
The App has had about 400 downloads since it's launch. Sanders says he expects it's popularity will rise as more students come to campus in the fall.
"It will be so convenient to have it all in once, place instead of having to log on a computer and go to Blazeview and do all that", says Courtney Whitenack, a Junior.
"I would definitely be interested in downloading it. I think one of the big problems this university has is it's communication with students, so I think it would definitely be a good idea to put everything in to one", says Malcolm Mayfield, a Senior.
They say the app is helpful not only to students, but also faculty, staff, and even parents. You can register for push notifications, and any important updates will be sent to your phone.
VSU says the app is free and available in both the iTunes and Google Play Store. Some future updates to the app will include a news feed and a real time bus schedule.