The University of San Diego has joined an elite group of universities that are early adopters of mobile applications, Reuters reports. With the release of "MySDMobile" (http://my.sandiego.edu/mobile), USD students have access to a diverse suite of nine programs using the Apple iPhone and other smart mobile devices, such as the RIM BlackBerry. Members of the USD community can use their iPhones or other mobile devices to view a GPS-enabled interactive map of the university’s campus, including where particular classes are located; call or eMail faculty and staff members using the directory feature of the application; and browse through the university’s course and library catalogs. In addition, students can use their mobile devices to view university content on YouTube or iTunesU and get up-to-the-minute scores for USD Toreros athletics teams. The new technology was developed by Terriblyclever Design, which has created similar mobile applications for Stanford and Duke, among other universities. USD plans to add other mobile programs for paying tuition and fees, enrolling in classes, selecting meal plans, viewing grades, and tracking university trams through GPS mapping services…

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