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May 25, 2012

ULM web developers announce new mobile app feature

Life at the University of Louisiana at Monroe can now be experienced a new way—through user-submitted photos on the university's mobile app.

The app's new feature, "picture myULM," stemmed from a meeting with ULM President Bruno and ULM's Computing Center Web Development team.

Current students can now submit pictures from their mobile phones to the app's mobile photo gallery, which anyone can access.

Having photos submitted by willing students gives the photo gallery an honest representation of ULM life, said Richard Peacock, ULM web application programmer.  "We wanted prospective students to see pictures of our students having fun and enjoying ULM," he added. 

To use the "picture myULM" feature, students can log into the ULM mobile application and press the "Submit a Picture" icon.  Students can then upload photographs from their phones.  ULM staff members moderate the submitted pictures, and due to volume, only a few are selected each day. 

ULM junior Hannah Wales is one of the students whose photography was selected for the gallery.  "I really enjoy the picture myULM feature because it gives me the opportunity to share my experiences around campus, and I feel honored to have my picture chosen on the gallery," said Wales.

The ULM mobile app for the Apple iPhones and Androids was revealed last summer, and the mobile application allows students, faculty, and staff to access instantly the ULM systems they use most, including email, FlightPath, and Moodle.  The latest feature "picture my ULM" gives ULM students a better opportunity to interact with the ULM mobile app. 

"We also see it as a fun and fairly unique feature.  We are aware of only a handful of other college apps, nationwide, who have a similar service," said Peacock.  

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