By: Michael Johnson
We have gone mobile. This school year the Gilman News will introduce a Gilman News iOS application, functioning as your go-to tool for everything Gilman. First and foremost, the app will feature select articles from current and past issues of the Gilman News. Much like the Gilman News website, gilmannews. com, creator Davis Booth (‘17), Managing Editor of the Gilman News, explained, “You can go back [through] years and years [of articles]” in addition to articles from the latest issue of the Gilman News.
Besides a page showcasing a myriad of Gilman News articles, the application contains a page outlining daily announcements. “If you have ever received Mr. Smith’s email that comes out daily, there is a page that essentially does that at an upgraded level,” Booth adds. The News app goes one step beyond the usual information — assembly speaker, trainer’s list, lunch menu — presenting Gilman sports results -which include details like wins, losses, and scores - availabilities of the Writing Center, Math Lab, and Science Lab, a weather forecast, and other important miscellaneous updates like exam locations, school delays, or early dismissals. The most pertinent information will hopefully be sent in push notifications says Booth: “I do think that I will be able to send out push notifications with delays, cancellations, [and] news updates that are really important.”