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Prairie View creates smart phone application

By Joshua Bennett
On April 4, 2013

The university has developed a smart phone application for prospective students and currently developing another for current students.
 The first application, Prairie View A&M, was introduced to prospective students encouraging them to attend the university by giving them the opportunity to view the university before stepping foot on campus.
The second app for current students will be completed in three weeks, providing access to Panthertracks, campus announcements and sports feeds.
The existing app's features include a panoramic self-guided tour of the campus map. Each landmark passed during the tour will have a description that can be accessed by clicking on the building. In addition, students can browse through hundreds of videos and photos and also get the current weather on campus.
Student Government Association vice president Jarrick Brown provided input on the development of the impending app.
"The upcoming app is useful because this generation is tech crazy and the way you reach students now is by being innovative. The current app will have a positive change on enrollment but not a drastic one," he said.
Senior criminal justice major Elizabeth Gardner feels conflicted about the apps ability to bring in incoming freshmen.
"It will give them a lot of information but I don't think it will make more students come here. It's just an app," said Gardner.
However, incoming freshman counselor Ivory Wallace believes the app does make a difference on prospective students views on why they should attend the university.
"If I were a student it would make all the difference on my views of a school if I could see the whole campus before I even touched its soil. It's especially convenient for out-of-state students who cannot come see the campus anytime they wish," she said.
The sleek and fast interface of the apps design have received good reviews from students.
"The app is pretty cool and it's actually fast. I do recommend it for students interested in this school," said Khaya Carter, a sophomore mass communication major.
The apps can be downloaded free from the Google Play store and also the Apple store.

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