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A smart move in technology

Brandon Newbould

A Messiah College cross-departmental team has developed the College’s first mobile smart phone application. Designed primarily as a resource for prospective students and their parents, the easy-to-navigate app named “iMessiah” displays a sleek visual design and cutting-edge functionality that all audiences will find useful.

Messiah programmer Jonathan Wheat wrote the underlying code for the app that includes an event calendar, a department directorysports scoresregional transportation information, and College news.  The app has tap-screen and one-touch dialing capabilities as well as several high-tech capabilities that are not available in many other college apps.

For example, an interactive 3-D campus map allows the user to choose a campus destination and then scrolls to pinpoint that exact location on the map, similar to Google maps. Also exclusive to iMessiah is the ability for prospective students to schedule a campus visit or fill out an admission application directly from their smart phones or iPads.

“Our goals is to provide a useful tool for prospective students that not only promotes the College but also helps bring them closer to the application process,” says Wheat.

The app is available for free download from the App Store to an iPhone or iPad.

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