The Office of Web Communications is pleased to announce the next iteration of UA Mobile Web. The newest version offers several improvements in speed, function, and design.
In addition to quicker load times, the new version adds the following features:
- News is now more fully integrated into UA Mobile Web. You may now browse UA News, Dialog, and Research stories before leaving the site.
- Video adds an instant streaming option. Using the HTML5 <video> tag, all UA News videos will play seamlessly in the browser (currently iPhone only).
- Social Media is a new section that brings our official Facebook and Twitter status updates to your browser.
Users of UA Mobile Web on the iPhone and Android will now notice a crimson header bar with The University of Alabama nameplate. This bar is on every page and further brands this site as part of the UA Home Page.
Also, a few of the home screen icons have been updated to give greater separation between services. iPhone and Android users will also notice a new “action” symbol for items: the external link. As arrows have symbolized going to the next page within UA Mobile Web and phones have symbolized a phone number, the external link symbol is a visual cue that the item you are about to touch will load a page outside of UA Mobile Web.
I hope all of these additions and changes make for a better experience with UA Mobile Web. If you have any feedback or discover a bug I didn’t catch, please let me know!