September 5, 2019 at 10:15am
Dane Lisser

App designed to provide fast, reliable mobile experience for users to find Millikin content

Want to learn more about upcoming events on Millikin University's campus? Dining options or the latest Millikin news? This fall semester, Millikin University has launched its first mobile app called "MU2go," an app that provides quick access to content for students, faculty, families and friends who interact with the Big Blue community.

The MU2go app is designed to provide a fast, reliable mobile experience for users to find Millikin content including: information about campus dining locations, hours and menus; quick access to emergency contacts and frequently used apps; and information on the latest University happenings as well as special events. With the MU2go app, users can quickly access the content that is important to them.

"MU2go will make it easier for users to access the content they need without having to navigate through the website to do so," said Millikin Web Developer Jessica Landgrebe, creator of MU2go.

"Having a mobile app keeps Millikin University in step with modern technology."

MU2go is a hybrid application available for both iOS and Android devices. It features content, filtered down by target audience, so only one application is needed for all users. The app is available now on the App Store or the Google Play Store.

MU2go app

"A mobile application can act as a recruitment tool for prospective students and a retention tool for existing students," said Landgrebe. "By providing mobile applications to help meet students' and the community's growing expectations, we can increase retention and enrollment numbers across the University. By leveraging mobile applications we can better engage with the Millikin community, Decatur (Ill.) and surrounding communities."

MU2go appAlso available is the MilliMoji app – a sticker pack that makes it easy for users to express themselves in emoji shorthand, enrich conversations and show their school pride. Users can create fun conversations with Millikin friends and family, check in at their favorite events and places by sharing on social media, all from their phone's own messaging system.

The MilliMoji app is a native application also available on both iOS and Android app stores. For Android, the MilliMoji app is a standalone app used to share emojis and stickers. The MilliMojis can be easily integrated into the messaging keyboard using Gboard, where the emojis and stickers can be shared in all messaging apps. For iOS, the sticker pack is automatically integrated into the user's messaging keyboard to be shared with family and friends.

For more information about the MU2go app or to download the app to your device, visit millikin.edu/millikin-apps