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Conestoga Goes Mobile

 

Beginning August 1, users of smartphones and other mobile devices will have enhanced access to features and information on the Conestoga College website, thanks to a new, mobile-friendly web presence specifically developed to meet their needs.

According to Andreas Kyriacou, senior web developer and associate faculty member at Conestoga, who leads the development project, the decision to create a mobile-friendly site was based on the growing number of mobile devices accessing the College’s main website at www.conestogac.on.ca. That number has doubled in the past year, and now accounts for almost 9 per cent of all website traffic.

With the first phase of the project now complete, mobile users will have easy access to all features of the main website. Future plans include the revision of related Conestoga sites as well as the development of additional functionalities that will fully utilize the capabilities of mobile devices and provide a full range of services to meet user needs.

According to Kyriacou, developers on the project have adopted a unique approach that allows both mobile and traditional computer users to access the same base of information, which is then adapted to your device based on its screen size. No separate app or download is required for mobile users.

The site has been developed and tested for all major mobile devices, including BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets.

To visit Conestoga on your mobile device, point your browser to www.conestogac.on.ca

For more information, or to provide feedback, contact Andreas Kyriacou at 519-748-5220 ext 2733 or akyriacou@conestogac.on.ca

For media inquiries, contact Brenda Cassidy, Corporate Communications Manager, 519-748-5220 ext 3336 or bcassidy@conestogac.on.ca

Conestoga Goes Mobile
Tanya Foubert
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:19:53 GMT

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