UCSD is now the first public university with its own iPhone application.
The application, designed by Palo Alto-based TerriblyClever Design and released last week, gives students who are iPhone or iPod Touch owners the capability to use interactive maps to find their classrooms, email professors and get podcasts of lectures.
And the early signs are that it will be a hit on campus. Facebook and Twitter messages have resulted in more than 2,100 downloads of the application the first two days it was available, said Emily Deere, executive director of UCSD’s Administrative Computing and Telecommunications Applications Group, in a news release.
UCSD claims to be one of the most networked locations in the world, with more than 2,500 Wi-Fi access points that blanket the campus with high-speed wireless internet connectivity.
And Blackberry users don’t despair — the application will be available on multi-touch Blackberry phones by the end of the year, according to the news release.