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  • 1. Mobile Oxford and Molly Alexander Dutton Oxford University Computing Services 13 July 2010
  • 2. “Demonstration Mobile Applications” Erewhon
  • 3. “Demonstration Mobile Applications” Erewhon Mobile Oxford
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  • 5. PLACES Multiple geo sources, Open Street Map, HTML5 etc
  • 6. CONTACTS Sysdev XML interface/LDAP or screen scraping
  • 7. LIBRARY SEARCH Z39.50 (library protocol), OpenStreetMap, 3rd Party GIS
  • 8. Universal Search Regex pattern matching for ISBNs, Bus Stops and interfaces with our Google Search Appliance.
  • 9. Realtime Information
  • 10. RESTful API Every page may be returned as HTML, XML, JSON, and YAML. Use e.g. “?format=xml” or content negotiation. We support JSONP for other webapps.
  • 11. Other ideas/work in progress More Sakai tooks Walking/Cycle Routing Short Course Bookings Live train times College Meal Bookings Location based study group organiser Augmented reality layer Further social networking integration Local city event listings Fully AJAX interface Official Traffic cameras Many more!
  • 12. Data Flow Diagram (Simplified) etc. phones under 100USD Molly as ‘Mobile Oxford’ Feature phone UI OSS Oracle Student System Web User Lots of Data Sources Data Aggregation Oak and Manipulation Interface Directory Service Layer OxPoints RESTful API Geo-Spatial Database Smartphone UI Oxford iTunes U Integration Native Oxford Library Information Service Other Open Applications Applications Street Map And More...
  • 13. Molly, the open source project Hosted on SourceForge Developer and implementor mailing lists All development in public in a Git repository Hoping to develop ‘providers’ for other common systems Currently being implemented at Oxford and Brookes Aiming to directly compete with commercial alternatives (e.g. campusM and Blackboard Mobile)
  • 14. Links Molly: irc:// Mobile Oxford: @mobileox