Harvard University has just released a “Reunion App” to help reconnect previous generations of classmates.
The Harvard Alumni Association along with the Harvard Office of Public Affairs and Communications has recently released an iPad and iPhone application to help College alumni navigate all reunion events. The app was specifically designed to help different generations re-engage with the campus and re-connect with their previous classmates.
The free “Harvard Reunions” tool allows users to do things such as browse the reunion schedule and check-in at events on campus. It also allows access to network with fellow classmates and share reunion photos. The campus can be viewed by a map and also receive real-time announcements from the Harvard Alumni Association.
Another benefit of the Harvard application is it engages in popular social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook which allows alumni to communicate more freely with other peers.
Perry S. Hewitt Director of Digital Communications and Communications Services at Harvard stated that, “the app has a huge opportunity to transform the alumni’s experiences and enhance the offline world.” Pete also stated, “that the majority of the feedback on the app has been positive.” For example a person named Eugene B. Rosenberg from class of 61 stated that, “It is a privilege to be alive to see this in existence, and it just blows me away. I wish I were graduating this year so that I could have 50 more years to play with the Harvard application.”
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