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