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Slides from a presentation given as part of the Going Mobile preconference workshop at the 2012 AALL Annual conference on July 21, 2012.

Slides from a presentation given as part of the Going Mobile preconference workshop at the 2012 AALL Annual conference on July 21, 2012.



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  • Tools for Mobile Web Design and App CreationCarli SpinaJuly 21, 2012
  • Wireframes
  • • Free options available• Collaborative features, including chat & simultaneous editing• Drag & drop a wide range of elements• Supports other types of design as well
  • • Free option available• Drag & drop functionality• Creates interactive wireframes that can include links• Export as PDF or PNG
  • Prototypes
  • Codia• Freemium service with multiple plans• Drag and drop website prototyping with JQuery Mobile• Emulates multiple iOS and Android devices• Integrates seamlessly with Themeroller
  • ThemeRoller
  • • Freemium, though only paid plans can export HTML• Drag and drop interface• Supports iOS and Android devices• Video tutorials are available• Functionality and theme combined
  • Themes and Frameworks
  • Wordpress• Easy to add to an existing Wordpress site• Compatible with any mobile device• Lots of themes are available with both free and pay options available• Can be customized if necessary
  • One-Pager by Influx• Mobile-optimized• Made to fit a wide range of screens• Easy to use• Good option if you want a website for both mobile and non-mobile audiences
  • Full Site
  • iWebKit• Easy to use framework and clear instructions• Available free for non- commercial use• New version under development
  • Mobile Frameworks by Jason Clark• 3 available frameworks• All highlight the key features of the library site• Options for various types of libraries/patrons
  • More of Jason’s Frameworks
  • Mobile Framework by Eric Phetteplace• Started with Jason Clark’s framework• Built using JQuery Mobile• Web app - compatible with all mobile devices• Available on GitHub
  • App Creation Tools
  • • Drag & Drop app creation• Can be used to create quizzes, games, tours and more• Easy to export to devices
  • • Open source (owned by Adobe Systems)• Build in JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3• Creates hybrid apps compatible with virtually all smartphone platforms
  • • Allows users to compile in the cloud• Upload your JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3, get a package of apps• Free option available
  • Bibliography• Cacao - https://cacoo.com/• Mockingbird - https://gomockingbird.com/• One-Pager by Influx - http://influx.us/onepager (they also provide other web design & usability services)• iWebKit - http://snippetspace.com/project/iwebkit/• Wordpress - Obox (http://themeforest.net/item/obox-mobile-wordpress- mobile-framework/165736?ref=lvraa), Wordpress Mobile Pack (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mobile-pack/screenshots/), WPtouch Pro (http://www.bravenewcode.com/product/wptouch-pro/).• Codiqa - http://codiqa.com/
  • Bibliography, Cont.• ThemeRoller - http://jquerymobile.com/themeroller/• Proto.io - https://proto.io/• Frameworks by Jason Clark - http://www.lib.montana.edu/~jason/files.php• Frameworks by Eric Phetteplace - https://github.com/phette23/Chesapeak- College-LRC-Mobile-Site• MIT App Inventor - http://www.appinventor.mit.edu/• PhoneGap - http://phonegap.com/• PhoneGap: Build - https://build.phonegap.com/
  • Questions?Contact me:@CarliSpinacspina@law.harvard.edu