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  • 1. TALKING MOBILE TECH Anali Perry – MCLC TechTalk August 25, 2009
  • 2. What do we mean by mobile?
    • Cell phones
  • 3. What do we mean by mobile?
    • PDAs
  • 4. Cell phone usage
    • USA
      • In 2008, 89% of adults have a cell phone (Harris Poll)
      • 20% of all new phones have wireless capability
    • Worldwide
      • Fastest growing segment of mobile market are smartphones (over 40 million units) in second quarter of 2009 (Gartner)
  • 5. Standard capabilities
    • Wi-fi
    • Network (3G)
    • GPS
  • 6. What do mobiles do?
    • Talk!
    • Text Message (aka SMS)
    • Audio
    • Mobile web
    • GPS (e.g. Geocaching, maps)
  • 7. User base Source: AdMob and comScore, June 2009.
  • 8. How do libraries fit in?
    • Ubiquity
    • Want information how, when and on what device
  • 9. Texting
  • 10. Reference http://www.sjlibrary.org/services/reference/texting.htm
  • 11. Reference http://www.library.yale.edu/science/textmsg.html
  • 12. Reference http://www.textalibrarian.com/
  • 13. Mobile Web
    • Adapted to cell phone abilities
    • What do cell phone users want to know?
      • Hours
      • Locations
      • Holdings
      • Library Account
  • 14. Library Examples http://www.flickr.com/photos/users_lib/3219818213/in/set-72157606324688497/
  • 15. Library Examples http://www.flickr.com/photos/users_lib/3705474508/in/set-72157606324688497/
  • 16. Library Examples http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/content/mobile/
  • 17. What to look for
    • Widgets and apps!
      • iPhone/iPod Touch
      • Android phones
      • Blackberries
  • 18. Mobipocket http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/ProductDetailsReader.asp
  • 19. Stanza e-book reader http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/03/04/kindle-for-iphone-walkthrough/image-page/5/
  • 20. Kindle E-book app http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/03/04/kindle-for-iphone-walkthrough/image-page/5/
  • 21. WorldCat iPhone app http://www.apple.com/webapps/searchtools/worldcat.html
  • 22. Washington DC Public Library App http://dclibrarylabs.org/projects/iphone/
  • 23. GPS http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-3gs/maps-compass.html
  • 24. Questions? http://www.guidanceisinternal.com/blog/?page_id=20
  • 25. References
    • Google Doc:
    • http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AUY-tWJ2wtofZGRzM2Y1dDlfNzdkYnE3ODVkbQ&hl=en