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UT Law iPhone Web App

Keep up with UT Law while on the go!

The first version of our UT Law mobile web application is now available to anyone with an iPhone or iPod Touch! (Future versions of the web app will be more widely available on other mobile devices)

To access the web app, open Safari on your iPhone or Touch and visit the following address:

Features

  • My UT Law
    Restricted to active UT Law faculty, staff, and students, this section currently includes a directory search that makes it easy to look up contact info in our internal Law School directory—you can place a call, send an email, or add the info to your Contacts directly from the search results.

    Note: students that have any information marked “confidential” will not show up in the results of this Directory Search.
  • Upcoming Events + Notices
    Events listings pulled from the official UT Law events calendar, and current announcements from the Law Mail system.
  • News Releases
    The most recent press releases and event announcements from the UT Law Communications office.
  • UT Law on Twitter
    Recent tweets from our official @UTexasLaw stream.
  • Maps
    UT Law building maps, maps to guide you to the Law School, a map of public parking on campus, and a few other wayfinding guides. Some of the maps make use of iPhone OS 3.0+'s location services to help pinpoint your current location.
  • Photos
    A small selection of photos culled from our Photo Gallery. Use the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen to move between photos, or flick through the images by swiping left or right with a single finger. Turn your device sideways to view the images a bit larger.

Future plans

In the near future we will be upgrading this web app to be usable on multiple mobile devices, not just the iPhone. We are also evaluating other new useful features, in particular ones that are audience-specific (through the UT EID-protected My UT Law menu): students would have access to their own grades and schedule, faculty would have tools that would be useful for their courses, etc.

Also, as UT Law begins to engage with other social media tools, we will be evaluating how to best make use of those resources within the context of this mobile web app.

Known Limitations and Issues

At the time of this launch, there are a couple of known issues with the web app:

  • The web app currently only works on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Other devices may have ability to access the site, but the experience may be less than ideal. In the near future we will be making the site more widely available to other popular mobile devices.
  • If you use the Directory Search feature and tap the Email button to send someone an email, the web app may behave erratically when you return to it from the Mail app. Either tap Safari's “reload” button, or hit the Add Bookmark button, then Cancel, and the program should return to normal. This is a known bug with mailto: links in the latest version of Safari Mobile, with no fix available yet.

Feedback

Have questions or feedback about the iPhone app? Send the LTS Web + Database team an email at webmaster@law.utexas.edu. We’d appreciate hearing about any problems you run into, feature suggestions, whether you find the tool useful, and any other opinions that you have.

iPhone showing the mobile web app
To add the UT Law web app to your iPhone/Touch home screen, click the  Add Bookmark button and choose “Add to Home Screen”.