LooptGoogle LatitudeFoursquare (game play, badges, mayor)Social networking, but advertisers can’t wait to exploit this. Targeted ads.Foursquare
LayarSuperimposed metadata e.g., real estate, restaurants,
Synaptics Fuse prototype.Sixth Sense by MIT Fluid Interfaces Group.Make a call. You can use the Sixth Sense to project a keypad onto your hand, then use that virtual keypad to make a call. Call up a map. With the map application you can call up the map of your choosing, project it onto a nearby surface, and then use your thumbs and index fingers to navigate the map, for example, to zoom in and out and do other controls. Take pictures. If you fashion your index fingers and thumbs into a square (the typical "framing" gesture), the system will snap a photo. After taking the desired number of photos, you can project them onto a surface, and use gestures to sort through the photos, and organize and resize them. Create multimedia reading experiences. Sixth Sense can be programmed to project related videos onto newspaper articles you are reading. Call up e-mail. By gesturing the @ sign, you can call up and use e-mail. Get flight updates. The system will recognize your boarding pass and let you know whether your flight is on time and if the gate has changed.
QueProReader: load ebooks, magazines, newspapers, documents (word, excel, etc) 8.5 x 11 touchscreen, wi-fi, start at $650Skiff: not yet available
Reader: highlight, annotate, search; email, web surf; type or handwrite - $490
Mobile technologies<br />Current Applications, Trends, and Implications for Libraries<br />
Who are mobile technology users?<br />In the United States:<br />83% of adults have cell phones or smart phones and, among them, 35% have accessed the internet via their phone (Pew)<br />53% of those between 18-29 have used the internet on a handheld device (Pew)<br />2% of adults own an e-book reader (Pew)<br />Of students from 30 undergraduate institutions:<br />51.2% own an internet-capable handheld device, and 11.8% plan to purchase one in the next 12 months (ECAR)<br />33.1% own an internet-capable handheld device and use to access the internet on a daily basis (ECAR)<br />Of Colby students, faculty, and staff:<br />95.1% own a mobile phone<br />23.5% have a data plan for their phone, and, of those, the majority use their phone to browse the web (89.9%)<br />
Who are mobile technology users?<br />Percentage of American adults using a mobile phone to access the Internet:<br />