UA launches UARKmobile iPhone application

If your wildest dreams involved an mobile application for accessing University of Arkansas library information, course info, sports scores, videos, or reading about campus news and events, your wildest dreams came true yesterday.

The University of Arkansas announced on Monday that they’ve developed and launched a free iPhone app for all of the above. It’s called UARKmobile, and it’s available now from iTunes.

According to the UA, the new app is one of the first of its kind in the Southeastern Conference, and is intended to address the changing ways that students access information these days.

From the release:

Anyone who has watched students walking across campus, arms outstretched with mobile computing devices in hand, knows that students get a lot of information from their smart phones. UARKmobile changes the way students can access information from the university and how the university can get information to those students.

UARKmobile is not just for students, however. UA Chancellor G. David Gearhart said he believes the new app will help the university connect with a wide audience.

“Prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, alumni or just Razorback fans — anyone can find something useful in this application,” Gearhart said.

The application is currently only available as an iPhone app, but the university plans to extend its availability to other smart phone platforms soon. To download it, visit, or search for University of Arkansas in the iTunes App Store.