Mobile Apps for Champaign-Urbana

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Mobile applications are helping area residents of Champaign-Urbana Illinois stay safe, informed, productive, and entertained. Whether a permanent resident, a U of I student, or an Illini fan, you should explore the many available mobile applications designed for the Champaign-Urbana area. Most of the mobile applications are free, or cost very little.


,ILLINI Sports Mobile Application

Illini Sports

Don't miss the game! Illini Sports, the official mobile application of Illinois athletics was created by CBSSports.com in partnership with the university. The application offers comprehensive coverage of all Fighting Illini sports, including live streamed games and game day audio. Additional application features include sport schedules, game-day alerts, team rosters, and much more. The application can be downloaded for the Android, iPhone, or Blackberry. Download the app for free, and then subscribe for access to live game day audio and video. Subscription includes coverage of available live audio for all school sports. iTunes currently has the subscription rate at $0.99 monthly or $9.99 annually.


,Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

Do you need to catch a bus? The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) has several free mobile applications in their App Garage. CUMTD is providing developer resources with access to their real-time bus departure data. Details are available at MTD Developer Resources. CUMTD announced the release of version 2.2 of their Application Programming Interface (API) on April 29, 2013. The new API provides additional methods for accessing CUMTD's data. Below are just a few of the applications currently in the CUMTD App Garage:

  • Transit - CUMTD - an Android application which allows access to CUMTD's real-time bus scheduling data.
  • myBus - an Android application which allows users to track buses at their favorite stops.
  • CU Buses - an iOS application which is fast and user-friendly for experienced riders and newcomers alike.
  • CU Transit - an iOS application which allows you to get important information about bus service in the Champaign-Urbana area.

You may also wish to check Google Play and iTunes for additional CUMTD applications.


,Statue of Alma Mater at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Alma Mater Augmented Reality

Do you want a traditional graduation picture? Graduating students traditionally have their picture taken in front of the statue of Alma Mater at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. However this year the statue has been removed for restoration. To compensate for the missing statue, a group of developers created a free application that uses augmented reality technology to digitally impose the Alma Mater model within the real-world scene. The application allows the user to point their iPhone or iPad camera at a poster that will be mounted on the sculpture's pedestal and see the 3-D rendering of the Alma Mater sitting on the pedestal just as though it was actually there (Augmented Reality). The Alma Mater AR app is available at iTunes, but requires the on-site target to function. The on-site target will be mounted and available to the public on the base of the Alma Mater on May 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM C.S.T.


,Champaign SeeClickFix Mobile Application

Champaign Public Works Department

Do you have a broken street light? The City of Champaign Public Works Department implemented new technology powered by SeeClickFix that allows residents to submit requests for service using their mobile devices. Residents can report and monitor non-emergency issues. The application supports attaching a photo of the problem. Photos can be very helpful to the city staff and may help them determine the resources they need to fix the problem. Instructions are available on how to use Champaign SeeClickFix to report non-emergency issues (potholes, graffiti, broken streetlights) with a mobile device. Find Android SeeClickFix on Google Play, iOS SeeClickFix on iTunes, and Windows Phone SeeClickFix at the Windows Phone store.


,UI Dining Mobile Application

University of Illinois Dining

Are you getting hungry? The free UI Dining (University of Illinois Dining) application is brought to you by Administrative Information Technology Services (AITS) and University Housing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Find out the hours of service and what's on the menu for up to two weeks in advance, at any of the dining halls. The application provides complete nutritional information for the menu items, including which items are vegan and allergen information. Use the map to quickly find the closest dining hall. The application was recently updated to allow viewing of meal plan balances and credits. You can learn more about the app by watching a YouTube Video. The Android UI Dining application is available a Google Play. The iOS UI Dining application is available at iTunes.