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One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
One block at a time: Building a mobile site
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One block at a time: Building a mobile site
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Presented at Handheld Librarian II online, 2/18/10. A few notes that didn't quite make it into the slides in time are here: …

Presented at Handheld Librarian II online, 2/18/10. A few notes that didn't quite make it into the slides in time are here: http://www.hiddenpeanuts.com/archives/2010/02/18/handheld-librarian-mobile-stats/

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  • Personal frustration / student anecdote Screenshots of main site & Endeca on mobile safari Use case: catalog in stacks Beyond hours & location
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    • 1. One block at a time: Building a mobile site Chad Haefele Reference Librarian for Emerging Technologies UNC Chapel Hill [email_address]
    • 2. What I’ll be showing you
      • A tour through our development process
      • The building blocks you’ll need to do it yourself, and the decisions you’ll need to make along the way
      • A quick look at a mobile site generator
      • A walkthrough of our completed site
    • 3. Why mobile?
    • 4. Block #1: Survey your users Plus 44 ‘other’ responses Data from Spring, 2009
    • 5. Sample ‘Other’ responses:
      • Cell phone
      • Cheap free phone
      • Braille Note
      • Carrier pigeon
      • Lame old phone :(
      • My cheap phone that always has at least 2 bars
    • 6. Block #2: Platform Vs.
    • 7.
      • Java, Objective C
      • Single platform
      • Full hardware access (GPS, camera, etc)
      • Can be used offline
      • Tricky to get stats
      • HTML, CSS, Javascript
      • Multi-platform (maybe)
      • Limited hardware access (GPS only)
      • Requires web connection
      • Standard webstats
      Platform: App or Webapp? App Webapp
    • 8. Block #3: Framework
      • Jason Clark’s: http://diginit.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/mobile-web-design-working-code-tips-best-practices/ or http://bit.ly/cXlnlS
      www.lib.utc.edu/m
    • 9. Block #3: Framework
      • iUI: code.google.com/p/iui /
      • Mobile site generator: www.hiddenpeanuts.com/msg
      www.lib.unc.edu/m
    • 10. Mobile site generator www.hiddenpeanuts.com/msg
    • 11. Device testing
      • iPhone/iPod Touch
    • 12. Device testing
      • Android
    • 13. Device testing
      • Text only
    • 14. Block #4: Data sources & Outside systems
      • RSS feeds
      • XML
      • Other systems
        • Computer availability
        • eResources
        • Hours
        • IM / text a librarian services
    • 15. Block #5: Custom code
    • 16. http:// dclibrarylabs.org / iPhone app code (app)
    • 17. iUI code (webapp) http://code.google.com/p/iui/
    • 18. Block #6: Catalog
      • Catalog options
        • Do it yourself
        • ILS vendor-provided solution
        • 3 rd party product
    • 19. Catalog: DIY
      • Priority 1: Get a clean data feed
        • XML feeds from ILS
        • Yaz / Z39.50 ( http:// www.indexdata.com/yaz )
        • Other solution – tap into DB directly somehow
      • Harass your vendors!
    • 20. Catalog: DIY (at UNC)
      • Endeca, Endeca, Endeca!
      • XML + php + Syndetics + iUI
    • 21. Catalog: ILS solutions
      • Airpac, from Innovative
    • 22. Catalog: 3 rd party product
      • Librarything – “Library Anywhere”
      • “ Works with 90% of current OPACs.”
    • 23. Block #7: Promotion
    • 24. Block #8: Evaluate & Iterate Apple: 78% Android: 12% Questionable: Out of 2261 total visits? Most still come from Firefox & IE Rough stats: Visits, January 2010
    • 25. UNC Mobile site walkthrough + ‘View full site link’ www.lib.unc.edu/m www.lib.unc.edu/m/plain
    • 26. UNC Mobile site walkthrough
    • 27. Catalog
    • 28. UNC Mobile site walkthrough
    • 29. UNC Mobile site walkthrough
    • 30. Blocks (review)
      • Survey
      • Platform
      • Framework
      • Data sources
      • Custom code
      • Catalog
      • Promotion
      • Evaluate & Iterate
    • 31. This is not the end Slides online: http://bit.ly/HaefeleHHLib

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