Best Apps for UC Davis Picnic Day 2015

UC Davis’ 101st Picnic Day is coming this weekend. If you’re coming to UC Davis Picnic Day 2015, and you’re a new to the UC Davis campus or haven’t been back to Davis for a long time, there are a couple of apps that will help you get around campus easily. We’ve collected the top iPhone apps to help you get around, learn what’s going on, where to eat, shop and more.

To get the latest info, you should probably bookmark both the UC Davis Picnic Day Facebook page as well as the Picnic Day Twitter page for up-to-the-second updates.

First, you should download this full schedule of UC Davis Picnic Day 2015 Events (PDF). This list comprehensive but it doesn’t really help you navigate around campus. For that you’ll need…

UC Davis Mobile: (Free at the iTunes store.)

UCD Mobile is the premier campus iPhone application for prospective students, parents, current students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Navigate around the campus, search campus buildings, parking, search courses, search faculty and students, read the newspaper, watch AggieTV, locate buses in real-time and much more!

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Parking is always at a premium on Picnic Day, so we suggest that you leave your car behind if possible and take the bus. There will be a $1.00 charge for ride to help pay for the increased police and other logistical expenses when 50,000 people suddenly descend on Davis. Here’s an app that can help you find the bus that will get you where you need to go.

DavisTrans (Free at the iTunes store)

DavisTrans  describes itself as “your one-stop iPhone app for all Unitrans transit information including stop prediction times, real-time bus locations, and static schedule information.”

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Davis Patch (Free at the iTunes store.)

Davis has a great newspaper called The Davis Enterprise (which you should bookmark) but if you want your Davis news up-to-the-minute in app form, check out the app from the local news site Davis Patch. You’ll get latest community news, weather, local business listings and events for your town with Patch for iPhone. The benefit of the Patch app is that (if you allow it to see your location) you can get 24/7 coverage of your neighborhood. You can participate right from your phone by uploading commentary, photos, etc. One cool feature allows you to save any event you find right into your iPhone’s calendar.

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