College students looking for information about the programs offered by Chabad at Washington University now have an easier way to do so using a newly launched app for the iPhone. The free Chabad WUSTL app contains a continually updated guide to events, and a thought for the day. The app also empowers users to donate, and provides an easy way for students to RSVP for events and to interact with Chabad professionals.
According to Rabbi Hershey Novack, director of the Chabad at Wash. U., it was an easy choice to develop and launch an iPhone mobile App. “We have many dozens of events each semester. This app will connect students about each one, wherever they are,” Novack says. “We intend to enable this to be added to, upgraded and improved. There’ll always be a reason to keep checking back and seeing what’s new, while also promoting a dialogue among students.”
Novack said Chabad on Campus may create apps for other platforms, depending on demand. The Chabad WUSTL app is free and available worldwide exclusively through Apple’s App Store. The app is designed for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 3.0 or later.