Top 10Mobile Appsfor Libraries
Note: this is an edited version. This presentation is   larger than 10MBs and won’t fit on Slideshare;however, the complet...
 There are millions of apps available! I tried to share free apps that work on most mobile                 platforms and...
http://www.gale.cengage.com/apps/
Mobile OPACs
Mobile Databases
Android Wikipedia AppTo promote Florida history by creating audio and audio-     visual historical podcasts, of 50 Florida...
Check with your vendors to see if they have apps and/or mobile-      optimized resources.If they don’t, put some pressure ...
Siri“Siri does what you say, finds theinformation you need, then answers you.It’s like you’re having a conversation withyo...
Android’s voice controls and dictation
Some e-reading Apps
Google Cloud Print
Google Drive
Collection Development with …       Don’t like Springpad or Evernote?
1.2.
3.     4.
Stored on mobile!
Stored on desktop!
Copy the ISBN or use  our LibX toolbar to    search OPAC.If we don’t own it, then  I’ll paste the URL into our acquisition...
Google Goggles
Google’s Project Glass
Bitcoin    Payment Options                •   Near Field Communication                •   Person-to-person payments       ...
Draw Something
ReloopSpeedX 3D                     Mocha VNC
Watch for new services/apps that can helpmake your library more visible/valuable …   … but don’t feel obligated to put you...
/What is your favorite app?Twitter: @cmairn my favorite app is untappd for Android.          Or visit http://twtpoll.com/d...
My Favorite
Native Apps vs. Web/Browser Apps                   Issues                            Native apps                          ...
“Fundamentally, mobilerefers to the user, not the  device or application.”Barbara Ballard Designing the Mobile User Experi...
A simple mobile-optimized Website can work on all devices!<p><a class="call" href="tel:17273417177" accesskey="0">Call the...
Or you can build something using HTML, CSS,  and JavaScript that acts like a native app!     Built using jQTouch   Built u...
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  1. 1. Top 10Mobile Appsfor Libraries
  2. 2. Note: this is an edited version. This presentation is larger than 10MBs and won’t fit on Slideshare;however, the complete presentation can be found via: http://bit.ly/NAX5Xs @cmairn Go800 enabled! Text CMAIRN to 46800 to call.
  3. 3.  There are millions of apps available! I tried to share free apps that work on most mobile platforms and browsers.  Not all are “library” apps, but could be. These are my opinions, so “top” is very subjective.
  4. 4. http://www.gale.cengage.com/apps/
  5. 5. Mobile OPACs
  6. 6. Mobile Databases
  7. 7. Android Wikipedia AppTo promote Florida history by creating audio and audio- visual historical podcasts, of 50 Florida towns.
  8. 8. Check with your vendors to see if they have apps and/or mobile- optimized resources.If they don’t, put some pressure on them to build something quickly!
  9. 9. Siri“Siri does what you say, finds theinformation you need, then answers you.It’s like you’re having a conversation withyour iPhone.”“And Siri is proactive, so it will questionyou until it finds what you’re looking for.”
  10. 10. Android’s voice controls and dictation
  11. 11. Some e-reading Apps
  12. 12. Google Cloud Print
  13. 13. Google Drive
  14. 14. Collection Development with … Don’t like Springpad or Evernote?
  15. 15. 1.2.
  16. 16. 3. 4.
  17. 17. Stored on mobile!
  18. 18. Stored on desktop!
  19. 19. Copy the ISBN or use our LibX toolbar to search OPAC.If we don’t own it, then I’ll paste the URL into our acquisition system and purchase it!
  20. 20. Google Goggles
  21. 21. Google’s Project Glass
  22. 22. Bitcoin Payment Options • Near Field Communication • Person-to-person payments • Mobile donations • Virtual currency Square Google Wallet
  23. 23. Draw Something
  24. 24. ReloopSpeedX 3D Mocha VNC
  25. 25. Watch for new services/apps that can helpmake your library more visible/valuable … … but don’t feel obligated to put your library in that space!
  26. 26. /What is your favorite app?Twitter: @cmairn my favorite app is untappd for Android. Or visit http://twtpoll.com/dwna8q Texting: Text 185884 and your favorite app to 22333.
  27. 27. My Favorite
  28. 28. Native Apps vs. Web/Browser Apps Issues Native apps Web appsInternet access Not required Required, except for apps written in HTML5 (offline capabilities)Shareable content (Twitter etc.) Only if it is built in to the app Web links can be shared. Social API’s allow 1- click postingAccess to hardware sensors Yes: camera, gyroscope, microphone, Access thru browser is limited. Geolocation compass, accelerometer, GPS works!Development Build app for target platform (Android, iOS Write/publish once using standard Web [Objective-C] etc.) technologies, view it anywhere with URL. Speedy debugging and development.Distribution Most app stores require approval. No hassles. Source: http://goo.gl/PyvJ
  29. 29. “Fundamentally, mobilerefers to the user, not the device or application.”Barbara Ballard Designing the Mobile User Experience
  30. 30. A simple mobile-optimized Website can work on all devices!<p><a class="call" href="tel:17273417177" accesskey="0">Call the Library</a> | (727) 341-7177<br /><a href="wtai://wp/ap;+17273417177; SPC%20Library">[Add to Phone Book]</a><br />
  31. 31. Or you can build something using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that acts like a native app! Built using jQTouch Built using jQuery Mobile
  32. 32. Virtual Petting Zoo Google Plus Hangout gplus.to/chadmairn
  33. 33. Contact Information Let’s Hangout! gplus.to/chadmairn
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