March 20, 2013
A new version of Urban Devil, a mobile app that lists events happening on and near Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus, is now available in app stores and online.
The calendar, with online, Android and iPhone versions, was developed by students in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s New Media Innovation Lab and launched in beta in August 2012.
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"Urban Devil was good before, but it is even better now,” said Jarrod Nelson, a student who was part of the student development team. “My favorite part of Urban Devil 2.0 is that you can share your favorite events and deals on Facebook and Twitter. I also love that there are more deals and event available to students. The new Urban Devil has shown me new, fun places in downtown Phoenix I never knew about."
The newest release adds more automated streams from the most active downtown events venues and makes it easier for local businesses and organizations to submit student-friendly events and specials directly into the app. It also makes it easier to enter events spanning multiple dates and enables all users to share events they like with friends via email, Twitter and Facebook.
“Urban Devil was designed to answer the question, ‘What is there to do for students on campus and nearby?’” said Liz Smith, outreach director for the university vice provost’s office on the downtown campus. “Now that more events are posted and events are easier to post, the 2.0 version of the app should prove even more useful to students.”
The free app can be downloaded in the iTunes and Google Play stores and is also available online at urbandevil.asu.edu.