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Introducing the Storrs Central iOS App

June 4, 2024

You’ve been patiently waiting and It’s finally HERE - Storrs Central is thrilled to announce the release of an all new iOS mobile app.

It is available starting today in the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Do you want to be at the heart of Husky athletics and be the first to know about breaking news? The Storrs Central mobile app brings users a tailored experience with custom push notifications, video and audio streaming capabilities, and an overall improved user interface. Stay up to date on your favorite UConn teams and gain access to the most exclusive insights and information in the Husky universe at the palm of your hands!

We have posted a list of frequently asked questions below, so if you have a question or need help, check those first. If you don’t find your answer there, we’d ask that you post a new topic in the Technical Support Forum.

Dive right in! Click HERE to jump to the App Store.

Frequently Asked Questions

“But…why? The mobile site works great.”

There are several key advantages that a native app provides over a mobile website.

1. Customizable Push Notifications
Fully customizable system to receive the latest news from Storrs Central instantly.

2. Video & Audio Streaming
One of our favorite things about the new app is the ability to control the audio and video player. You’ll now have the ability to do things like collapse the player and continue to browse the site if you’d like. It’s also now easier to play audio files in the background or watch picture-in-picture as you use other apps.

3. Seamless In App Experience
Another advantage of an app is a faster, smoother, and more dynamic user interface. One big change you’ll notice is infinite scrolling in the forums. No longer will you have to tap the button to go to the next page — just keep scrolling! Everything should just feel smoother and faster: jumping in and out of threads, posting replies, switching forums, etc. 

Are you planning to release an Android version?

Yes! We are only releasing an iOS version today, but we built the app on a platform that will allow us to more easily spin up an Android version. We don’t have a timeline on that yet, but we will do our best to keep you informed. 

Who can access the Storrs Central app?

Anyone can download and install the app! However, you will need a premium subscription to unlock its primary features, including reading and interacting on forums. You will need to subscribe or manage your subscription on our website — that process is not available within the app. In order to include the ability to manage your subscription through the app, we would have to give 15% of in-app purchase revenue to Apple. We decided not to go this route to continue to maximize every dollar for NIL. As inconvenient as this may be, we hope that you all understand and encourage you to continue to manage your subscription through desktop or mobile browsers.

How do I learn to use the App?

When you first open the app, a brief app tour will appear on your screen — swipe to the right to learn some of the basics. We also hope it’s fairly intuitive, and if you’re familiar with our mobile website, you should get the hang of the app fairly quickly. If you can’t figure something out, feel free to post a topic on the Technical Support Forum, and we’ll do our best to help!

Why did my desktop site change?

Once you log into the app for the first time, you’ll notice that the desktop site’s header bar will look slightly different. You’ll now have a bell icon, representing your notifications. This takes the place of the binoculars (previously called the “Watchlist”), and that is where you will find any replies to threads you have bookmarked, along with notifications you’ve set up. Currently, you have to set up and manage notifications within the app, but eventually, you’ll be able to do that from the desktop version as well. As for the mobile site, it remains unchanged for now, and you will only see bookmarked threads and not notifications.

I have questions - where do I ask them?

If you haven’t found your answer in these FAQs, then we’d ask that you post a new topic in the Technical Support Forum.

We know you’re hungry for more Husky news! Click HERE to jump to the App Store.

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