LHS gains own mobile app

From press reports


Louisville High School is well known for its rich football tradition, claiming as many state championships as any other school in Mississippi history.

Now, the Winston County school can claim something else. Louisville is one of a handful of schools in North Mississippi to have its own mobile app.

Bfac.com, based out of Ridgeland, designed and built the Louisville High app, which is available on iphones, ipads, android phones, android tablets and an HTML5 version on other devices like Blackberry and Windows.

In other words, Louisville High app can go with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and never leave your side.

We have one of the best athletic programs in the state and the app gives us one more avenue to get info out across the state, with schedules and rosters and easy access to statistics,” Louisville High principal Kyle Hammond said. “It gives our students a chance to apply their knowledge of technology and gives them a learning experience as well.”

The Louisville High app gives contact information, app alerts, calendar of events, a fanwall, points of interest, car finder, a submit photo tab, a photo gallery, a share tab, an athletic tab with rosters and schedules, twitter feeds, lunch menu and a quick contact feature. The app also has the capability to send out push notifications or messages to all of its subscribers or even a certain area, for example, at a football game to cheer on the team.

The Louisville High has the potential for several hundred downloads from not only Winston County, but from around the country and across the world. Servicemen in foreign countries can now keep up with Louisville High by downloading the app.

“Every school will eventually have their own mobile app, and Louisville is just one of the first,” said Brad McMullan, bfac.com’s CEO and president. “This administration decided to set the bar high by providing students. parents, fans and recruiters with access to the school with the Louisville Mobile App.”

According to Forbes magazine, apps are looked at more than websites and mobile websites combined. According to the CITA, there are more cell phones than people in Mississippi.