Introducing Penn Directory Mobile for Handhelds
March 21, 2006 :: Robin Beck, Vice President, Information Systems & Computing
For users of web-enabled mobile devices, finding contact information
for people at Penn has become much easier thanks to the new Penn
Directory Mobile. Just introduced by ISC, this version of the Penn
Directory is designed specifically for handheld devices with a web
browser, including models of the Palm, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile
platforms, as well as web-enabled phones.
Penn Directory Mobile provides a streamlined interface for entering
queries and displaying results on small screens. It supports both the
Public View and the Penn View of search results, and respects all
University privacy rules. "Help" links offer quick explanations for
functions and conventions.
A secure, SSL-capable web browser, available on newer handheld
devices, is required to use the Penn View (PennKey login required).
Unfortunately, SSL compatibility is often not well-documented by
vendors, and may not become apparent until you attempt to log in.
Please contact your LSP if you have questions. To locate your LSP,
please see www.upenn.edu/computing/view/support/.
The Penn Directory is ISC's first online service to offer a version
for mobile devices. To try it out, follow the Penn Directory Mobile
link on the Penn Web Directories page, or go to www.upenn.edu/mdir.