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The Mobile Experiment
 

The Mobile Experiment

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A presentation I made almost 1,5 year ago, a bit outdated but still a bit relevant. Especially with new cellphones coming out with GPS built in.

A presentation I made almost 1,5 year ago, a bit outdated but still a bit relevant. Especially with new cellphones coming out with GPS built in.

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The Mobile Experiment The Mobile Experiment Presentation Transcript

  • MY MOBILE EXPERIMENT
  • Overview
    • Mobile technology
    • Web services
    • Power of combination
    • Das experiment
    • Conclusion
  • MOBILE TECHNOLOGY 1.
  • Mobile Interaction with user?
    • SMS / MMS ( MAIL ) Gateway f.e. 3030, plazZza , ... often with wap push Pros simple, push, adaptation people & tech Cons limited possibilities, expensive to get shortcode (hitcode plazZza), expensive for user, not easy to use if you provide an extensive feature set.
  • Mobile Interaction with user? 2. Mobile website f.e. www.flickr.com/mob , http://www.google.com/xhtml Pros simple & cheap to develop, all new phones have browser, standard Cons configuration phone, screensize?, type in URL, usability (can’t fully rely on controls), Thin client , No Push
  • Mobile Interaction with user? 3. Mobile Application f.e. Gmail client, ShoZu, Lifeblogger Pros use phone controls (camera – calerdar - ...), push, easy access, fast, thick client , extensible Cons configuration phone, screensize?, type in URL, usability (can’t fully rely on controls), Thin client , No Push, development
  • WEB SERVICES 2.
  • What is a web service? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  • What is a web service?
    • Examples:
    • Facebook http://www.pickdee.com/facebook/
    • Flickr - retrievr
    • Amazon - smugsmug
    • ...
  • POWER OF 3. COMBINATION
  • Opportunity
    • A lot of free services on the web
    • Use existing web services in your own project
    • Focus on your core business
    • My project used several different services together: wordpress – google maps – flickr – zonetag – youtube – blip.tv – mobyexplorer – eyespot
    • Fast & Simple development
  • DAS 4. EXPERIMENT
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  • 5. CONCLUSION
  • What did I (& i-merge) learn?
    • Extremely fast development if you use existing services
    • Mobile technology is getting ready for real interaction with the user. Photo, video, location-based
    • Geotagging is going to be fun to do campagnes with. The possibilities are endless.
    • Roaming, data-traffic is extremely expensive.
    • In the future everyone can be a journalist
  • Creative Commons photos used
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pankaj/271297262/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/80004233/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/limemintcooler/235934966/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/graylight/261480919/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/naveenjamal/148060256/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/197768962/