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University of Central Oklahoma offers mobile news app

An iPhone app is now available to help University of Central Oklahoma students get their campus news on the go.
BY SARAH HUSSAIN shussain@opubco.com Published: September 25, 2012
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Along with being on the UCentral Student Media team, Wolf is an associate producer for KWTV-9.

“Working at an actual news station, I see how they utilize their apps to post stories, breaking news, and even live stream during breaking news or breaking weather situations,” Wolf said. “And I think this is going to be tremendous for our students at UCO.”

The primary themes in the creation of the app were convenience and furthering the reach of UCentral's media.

“I love to read the newspaper, but I go, go, go all day, every day, and there are millions of people just like me,” said Chris Brannick, a senior journalism student. “Convenience is the X-factor here.”

When it came to choosing a paid service to filter UCentral's content, Hagy chose the least expensive route, which included student Bill Southard and himself writing code for the iPhone.

“We have had several ask if we plan on building an Android app,” Hagy said. “Unfortunately, there are no plans at this time. However, if there are coders who would like to volunteer their time in building an Android app, I am definitely interested in talking with them.”

How to get it

To buy and download UCentral's app, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ucentral/id545426631?mt=8.