Push Notifications Come to the IUP Mobile Smartphone App

Posted on 4/13/2016 3:11:09 PM
IUP Mobile running on several devices

IUP Mobile asking for permission to send push notificationsIUP Mobile 2.2 is now available for download on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play Store. The key features for this release are push notifications and smartwatch support.

IUP Mobile notifications are designed to help you succeed. You’ll get notifications when there’s an important action you need to take, like checking your grades or completing a financial aid form.

You won’t get notifications that are just informational, so there’s no need to worry about getting overwhelmed with notifications. If IUP Mobile is sending you a message, you’ve got an action to take that will affect your success as a college student.

Smartwatch support (for Apple Watch and Android Wear) puts those notifications right on your wrist. Other updates include improved support for iOS 9 and Android 4.x to 6.x., user interface improvements, and crash fixes. (Full release notes are below.)

If you’ve already got IUP Mobile installed, you’ll get prompted to update. If you haven’t installed it, or if you’ve uninstalled it, you can get it on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Important: Opt in to Notifications

To make sure you receive notifications, you’ll need to take two steps:

  1. Allow the app to send you notifications. When you first start the app, you’ll see a dialog box like the one above. Make sure you you tap “OK” to allow the app to send you notifications.
  2. Sign in to the app. You’ll use your IUP Network ID, just as you do for MyIUP and other IUP online services.

Once you’re signed in, you’ll receive notifications even if your last sign in has timed out. That means you’ll get notified even if you

IUP Mobile on Apple Watch

Release Notes

IUP Mobile Version 2.2 adds push notifications to help you succeed at IUP. Sign into the app to get notified on your phone when you need to register for classes, check your grades, pay your tuition, and more. You’ll only get notifications when there’s a situation you need to act on, so you won’t get overwhelmed.

(To make sure you receive notifications, make sure you click “OK” when you see the “‘IUP Mobile’ Would Like to Send You Push Notifications” message. Then sign into the app.)

Version 2.2 also adds:

  • Support for Apple Watch (with watchOS 2) and Android Wear smartwatches. Get notifications right to your wrist. Navigate the campus without taking your phone out of your pocket.
  • Improved support for iOS 9 and Android 4.x to 6.x.
  • Improvements to the user interface for Android and iOS.
  • Display of News and Events is improved.
  • Improvements to display on iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus.
  • The Android app is now smarter about when it asks you for permissions.
  • Improvements to accessibility.
  • Numerous crashes fixed.

This version also drops support for iOS 7. iOS 7 users can continue to use IUP Mobile version 2.1.