Informatics student wins mobile app naming contest

Shane Bunker, a UW student majoring in Informatics who will enter his senior year this fall, was named winner of last month's contest to name the UW's new mobile application. He submitted the entry 'm.UW'.

Bunker's entry was chosen from more than 800 submissions./p>

"The name was simple," said contest judge Harry Hayward, the UW's director of electronic media. "It related really well to the emerging lexicon of mobile platforms, and has a nice feel to it. It speaks to exactly what it is."

A short article about the contest appeared in the Aug. 20 edition of UWeek, the UW's faculty and staff newspaper.

You can learn more about m.UW or download it yourself by going to Users who don't have an iPhone or iPod touch, or who use a BlackBerry, Windows Mobile or a "text phone" can point their phone's web browser to and gain access to much of the same information as the iPhone app, which currently provides access to the latest news, sports, maps and other UW information while on the go.