Wednesday, April 4, 2012

SBU Office of Communications introduces new App Review blog for students, by students

Technology has taken over in the college student’s world. Smart phones and tablets have become necessities in everyday life, with mobile apps at the forefront as an integral part of this ever-evolving mobile culture.

St. Bonaventure University’s Office of Marketing and Communications recognized this trend and has launched an exciting new blog called The SBU App Review (, featuring reviews of the latest mobile applications.

The reviews are written for a college student audience by student interns, giving the writing a friendly, conversational feel that will resonate with readers.

Reviewers Kait Laubscher and Cristabell Ramdial have already posted several great reviews of apps they think students should know about, including in-depth looks at apps such as Flipboard, DropBox, and WebMD.

The reviews outline the pros and cons of each app, describe their functionality, and give tips on how to best utilize them. Each post also includes screen shots of the apps being used and internal links to more information and sites where the app can be downloaded.

The blog has been created using a Tumblr interface, giving students an easy way to find and follow the reviews. The page has been outfitted with disqus, which makes a conversation between reviewers and readers very user-friendly. The reviewers are eager to hear from their readers about which apps they love and hate, and are open to suggestions for upcoming reviews.

Updated weekly, The SBU App Review is committed to helping students sort through the best and the worst in mobile apps, giving them advice on which apps are most and least useful for their daily lives.

The App Review is also excited to introduce the updated and improved version St. Bonaventure University app in the near future. The app is extremely helpful, informative and fun for current and prospective students alike, providing a plethora of useful information about campus, upcoming events, Bonnies athletics, and even local weather.

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