USC Aiken unveils new app for Android, iPhone

The new University of South Carolina Aiken app is shown on an iPhone.


The University of South Carolina Aiken has unveiled a free smartphone application that features university news, events, a campus tour, polls and emergency alerts.

The app, which is available for a free download on both the Android Market and iPhone App Store, was officially launched during USC Aiken’s homecoming basketball games last weekend. The app was designed by outside vendor Straxis Technology and was a combined effort of several departments on campus.

“We’re very excited about this new, comprehensive app that can be used in so many ways,” USC Aiken Marketing Director Preston Sparks said. “The app helps us reach out not only to our campus but also those many miles away through a medium that is only going to continue to grow. And it couldn’t come at a better time as we celebrate our 50th anniversary at USC Aiken.”

There have been more than 450 downloads of the app, including four from China. Access to the app via the iPhone or Android markets is available at