CalSTRS Launches Mobile-Optimized Website
CalSTRS Mobile delivers Web content in an easy-to-use format specifically designed for mobile devices.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced that a mobile-optimized version of their website, CalSTRS.com, is available. When accessing CalSTRS.com from a smartphone, users are automatically directed to CalSTRS Mobile and the Web content is optimized and transformed for enhanced functionality and use.
“CalSTRS recognizes the importance of providing accurate and timely information to our members, stakeholders and the general public. This type of optimized mobile platform, along with our traditional desktop website, represent ideal resources to meet today’s ever-changing communication needs,” said CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes.
“Multiple usability studies and industry data show that mobile Internet browsing will overtake traditional desktop Internet usage as early as 2014, underscoring the need for CalSTRS to make its content easily accessible on a mobile platform,” added Krista Noonan, CalSTRS director of communications.
With CalSTRS Mobile, the number of columns, text size and spacing are optimized for viewing on a mobile device, eliminating the need for users to zoom and pan to read all of the content. The mobile platform converts all U.S. phone numbers into clickable buttons, has a powerful search function, and is compatible with Apple, Android and many other mobile operating systems. Although CalSTRS Mobile functions like an app, users are not required to download it from an app store, and it can be simply bookmarked on their device for future visits.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, with a portfolio valued at $166 billion as of May 31, 2013, is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS administers a hybrid retirement system, consisting of traditional defined benefit, cash balance and voluntary defined contribution plans. CalSTRS also provides disability and survivor benefits. For 100 years, CalSTRS has served California’s public school educators and their families, who today number 862,000 from the state’s 1,600 school districts, county offices of education and community college districts.