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Handheld Slideshow J Heggarty

Handheld Slideshow J Heggarty



An overview of the hardware and software that is available for web apps on handheld devices. Authored by Dr Jonathan Heggarty - Belfast Metropolitan College.

An overview of the hardware and software that is available for web apps on handheld devices. Authored by Dr Jonathan Heggarty - Belfast Metropolitan College.



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    • Handheld Learning   Dr Jonathan Heggarty Centre Manager - Multimedia
    • Contents
      • What is Handheld Learning?
      • Smart Handheld Devices
      • What Content is Available?
      • DIY
      • Why Bother?
      • “ Learning using mobile computing devices.”
      What is Handheld Learning?
      • Netbook & Tablet
      • Mobile Phone
      • Personal Media Player
      Smart Handheld Devices
    • Netbooks
      • Ultra Portable
      • Back to the Future?
    • Cloud Computing
    • Tablets
      • Not quite there yet?
    • Mobile Phones
      • Multimedia Capabilities
      • Data Network/WIFI/GPS
      • Standard Web, Mobile Web and Native Apps
    • Personal Media Players
      • Anything But iPod
    • Personal Media Players
      • iPods
    • Common Features
      • PMP
        • Audio
        • Video
        • Recording
        • WIFI/Bluetooth
      • Mobile Phone
        • As media player
        • GSM
        • GPS
      • Netbook
        • Audio
        • Video
        • Recording
        • WIFI/Bluetooth/GSM
        • Software
        • Wired network access
    • What Content is Available?
      • Online Digital Media
      • Standard Websites
      • Mobile Website/Web Apps
      • Native Apps
    • Online Digital Media
      • Podcasts/Vodcasts
      • A series of digital media files (audio or video)
      • Released over a period of time
      • Downloaded to PMP/Mobile Phone or Computer
    • Online Digital Media
      • Podcatcher
      • A program used to (automatically) download podcasts
      • e.g. Juice, Amarok, iTunes
    • Online Digital Media
      • iTunesU
      • Part of iTunes
      • Manages, distributes, and controls access to educational audio/video content for college or university students
      • Podcasts available from many institutions at various levels - for free
      • Play on iTunes or handheld iPod/Touch/iPhone
    • Alternative Repositories
    • Alternative Repositories
    • Standard Websites Standard websites on a mobile device
    • Mobile Websites/Web Apps
    • Google Mobile
    • Mobile Websites/Web Apps Websites designed for mobile browsing e.g. www.apple.com/webapps m.howstuffworks.com m.wikipedia.com www.bbc.co.uk/mobile m.google.com m.yahoo.com m.youtube.com m.twitter.com mobile.answers.com webonyourcell.com lookwayup.com touchdictonary.com m.reference.com
    • Mobile Websites/Web Apps
    • Mobile Websites/Web Apps
    • Native Apps
      • Applications that have been coded to run on a particular device i.e. written in a programming language
      • Several families of phones now run native apps
      • Common apps on all phones
    • Native Apps As seen on various phone models
    • iPhone Apps
      • iPhones and iPod Touches run native apps which are available from Apple App Store
      • Currently over 110, 000 apps free and paid for apps
      • Many apps for education on a wide range of subjects
    • iPhone Education Apps The education section of the iTunes store
    • iPhone Apps
      • Apps are available using iTunes on a PC or MAC or by using iTunes on the device itself
      • Apps are either free or normally only a couple of pounds
      • Many make use of the features of the phone. No Flash!
    • iPhone Apps Some examples
    • Example Educational Apps
    • Android Apps
      • Android was originally written by Google and is used on many mobile phones
      • Apps on the Android Market which is the biggest competitor to Apple App store
    • Symbian Apps
      • Symbian is a mature open source mobile phone operating system now owned by Nokia
      • Apps are available through the OVI Store
      • Not as many apps – only a few education apps
    • Common Native Apps
      • Google Mobile – Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube
      • Web Browsers – all can view Mobile and Standard sites
      • Twitter and Facebook Client
    • DIY
      • Podcasts
      • Web Apps/Mobile Websites
      • Native Apps
    • DIY- Podcasts
      • Podcasts can be developed with minimal cost
      • Use RSS for syndication
      • Distributed using VLE, Website or iTunes
    • DIY – Web Apps
    • DIY – Mobile Website
    • DIY – iWebkit
    • DIY- iWebkit
      • Minimal HTML knowledge
      • Full manual and examples
      • Very fast website generation
      • Support for different technologies
      • No Apples required!
    • DIY- iWebkit
      • Downloaded for free from www.iwebkit.net
      • HTML and CSS example files easily modified using text editor or WYSIWYG editor
      • Very rapid presence with minimal effort
    • DIY- iWebkit Some BMC examples – shown on an iPhone or iPod Touch
    • DIY- iWebkit The same sites shown on a PC’s web browser
    • DIY- iWebkit Touching the screen here
    • DIY- iWebkit Takes the user to this screen
    • DIY- iWebkit Touching the screen here
    • DIY- iWebkit Takes the user to this screen And touching the image of the building .....
    • DIY- iWebkit Takes the user to this map ... and contact details will be found by touching here
    • DIY – Creating Native Apps
      • Requires an Apple
      • Requires the relevant Software Development Kit
      • Requires Programming capability
      • Requires access to App Store
      • Requires Time
      DIY – Creating Native Apps
    • DIY – Native Apps Training opportunities exist .....
    • Why Bother?
      • Blended learning
      • Anywhere, anytime learning
      • Reinforcement
      • Familiar technology
      • Reusability
    • Contact Details
        • Jonathan Heggarty:
        • Email: [email_address]
        • Tele: 028 9026 5325