Website bookmark replaces K-State Mobile app

The Division of Information Technology decided it was time to develop a mobile site in place of the app. (Archive Photo | Collegian Media Group)

If you have the Kansas State app on your smartphone, you might have received a notification the service ended on Jan. 31. The Division of Information Technology decided to develop a mobile website in place of the app.

Jeffery Morris, vice president for communications and marketing, helped in the creation of the application and wanted to upgrade to a more efficient tool.

“We adopted a platform a few years back,” Morris said, “It was a third party platform and we started to do some analysis on it because it was a fairly expensive platform to use.”

Morris said the university also discovered everything on the app linked to a K-State webpage, so they recreated the functions of it without having the cost of the third-party.

This is part of an overall strategy of making content and information easier to gain through the web.

Michelle Geering, public information officer, said the app is already live and ready to use.

Users can bookmark the mobile site to their smartphone home screens for quick access.