Mobilise UGent <ul><li>Patrick Hochstenbach @hochstenbach </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Architect, Ghent University Library </...
Part I - The Numbers
Internet Stats Facebook Google Twitter WorldCat EBSCO UGent 0,5%
Mother of All Markets
Exponential Growth
Huge Market <ul><li>Mobiles > Cars + PC’s + TV’s combined </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue SMS > Hollywood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Increasing capabilities 1998 2002 2006 2007 PDA Camera Games Email Music Video Web GPS Apps 2010+? Tablet Television 3D To...
2010 worldwide statistics 2010 Q2 worldwide mobile sales  19% of mobile market = smart phones 2010 Q2 smart phone martket ...
University statistics UC Davis 2009 43% surf the web - 88% read email - 90% websites - 72% read books/articles TU Delft 20...
UGent Platform
Where are they? Enrico Fermi - 1950
Part II - Implementation Details
2009 Prototype 1 <ul><li>WebApp </li></ul><ul><li>No JavaScript </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified  CSS </li></ul><ul><li>480 x ...
2009 Prototype 1
2009 Prototype 1
2009 Results <ul><li>Mobile web = absolute developer fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Issues in 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile W...
2010 Prototype 2 <ul><li>http://www.boopsie.com </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid Application: Native + HTML code </li></ul><ul><li...
 
Main menu...
GPS-powered library search...
GPS-powered library search...
Incremental search... SMS like search, show results while you type...
Brief and long views...
Hold request... Here we reused an in-house  developed web application... Boopsie supports ALEPH hold requests
RSS Feeds..
UGent Library tweets...
Creating submenu’s: list of mobile enabled databases
Admin interface
TOC (sub) Menus
TOC in vanilla interface
Reading list
Reading list in vanilla interface
Results <ul><li>4 months, 3 persons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 system librarians : 2 x 0.1 FTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1p...
Acknowledgements <ul><li>Frank Vandepitte - UGent Library </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Bastijns - UGent Library </li></ul><ul><l...
Sources <ul><li>MorganStanley “The Mobile Internet Report”  http://www.morganstanley.com/institutional/techresearch/mobile...
Sources 2 <ul><li>Mobile Web App Design: Getting Started - Michael Doran - Code4Lib 2010 http://code4lib.org/conference/20...
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  1. 1. Mobilise UGent <ul><li>Patrick Hochstenbach @hochstenbach </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Architect, Ghent University Library </li></ul><ul><li>IGeLU 2010 - August 31 2010 </li></ul>http://lib.ugent.be/m
  2. 2. Part I - The Numbers
  3. 3. Internet Stats Facebook Google Twitter WorldCat EBSCO UGent 0,5%
  4. 4. Mother of All Markets
  5. 5. Exponential Growth
  6. 6. Huge Market <ul><li>Mobiles > Cars + PC’s + TV’s combined </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue SMS > Hollywood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Box Office + DVD Sales + Music Industry + Video Games </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart Phones, Kindle, Tablet, MP3, Car Electronics, Mobile Video, Wireless Home Appliances, Smart Fabrics </li></ul>
  7. 7. Increasing capabilities 1998 2002 2006 2007 PDA Camera Games Email Music Video Web GPS Apps 2010+? Tablet Television 3D Touch Transflective Colors
  8. 8. 2010 worldwide statistics 2010 Q2 worldwide mobile sales 19% of mobile market = smart phones 2010 Q2 smart phone martket 31% of smart phones = Android or iPhone 2010 web statistics 88% Android or iPhone 9% of mobiles sold in 2010 is driving the mobile internet
  9. 9. University statistics UC Davis 2009 43% surf the web - 88% read email - 90% websites - 72% read books/articles TU Delft 2010 UGent 2010 13% surf the web - 55% read email - 65% websites - 35% read books/articles
  10. 10. UGent Platform
  11. 11. Where are they? Enrico Fermi - 1950
  12. 12. Part II - Implementation Details
  13. 13. 2009 Prototype 1 <ul><li>WebApp </li></ul><ul><li>No JavaScript </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified CSS </li></ul><ul><li>480 x 320 </li></ul><ul><li>Fast & Easy prototyping (2 days to set it up) </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2009 Prototype 1
  15. 15. 2009 Prototype 1
  16. 16. 2009 Results <ul><li>Mobile web = absolute developer fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Issues in 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Web != Desktop Web (maybe this will change?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still a bit Wild West: new practices, quirks and workarounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries reinvent iPhone / Android look & feel but what about older Nokia, Sony Ericsson, BlackBerry? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What about: telephone, GPS, video, camera, tilt/touch sensors, 3D, app integration (agenda, etc)? Will HTML5 specs keep up with new hardware capabilities? </li></ul>
  17. 17. 2010 Prototype 2 <ul><li>http://www.boopsie.com </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid Application: Native + HTML code </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone, Android,BlackBerry,WinMobile,... </li></ul><ul><li>MARC Dumps/Z39.50 </li></ul><ul><li>Aleph 500 integration </li></ul><ul><li>Word/Excel to define menu’s </li></ul>
  18. 19. Main menu...
  19. 20. GPS-powered library search...
  20. 21. GPS-powered library search...
  21. 22. Incremental search... SMS like search, show results while you type...
  22. 23. Brief and long views...
  23. 24. Hold request... Here we reused an in-house developed web application... Boopsie supports ALEPH hold requests
  24. 25. RSS Feeds..
  25. 26. UGent Library tweets...
  26. 27. Creating submenu’s: list of mobile enabled databases
  27. 28. Admin interface
  28. 29. TOC (sub) Menus
  29. 30. TOC in vanilla interface
  30. 31. Reading list
  31. 32. Reading list in vanilla interface
  32. 33. Results <ul><li>4 months, 3 persons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 system librarians : 2 x 0.1 FTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1project manager: 1 x 0.1 FTE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Costs: ~ 4 weeks paying a programmer </li></ul><ul><li>Some work to synchronize library addresses (250). Setup the hold request link. Testing on iPhone, HTC and Nokia. </li></ul><ul><li>More work in color schemes to use, icons, etc... </li></ul>
  33. 34. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Frank Vandepitte - UGent Library </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Bastijns - UGent Library </li></ul><ul><li>Omar Reygaert - UGent Library </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Fletcher - Boopsie Inc </li></ul>
  34. 35. Sources <ul><li>MorganStanley “The Mobile Internet Report” http://www.morganstanley.com/institutional/techresearch/mobile_internet_report122009.html </li></ul><ul><li>Gartner News http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1421013 </li></ul><ul><li>Student Smart Phone Survey - Winter 2009 http://clm.ucdavis.edu/pubs/survey/student-w09-2.html </li></ul><ul><li>TU Delft Mobile Survey Results http://www.slideshare.net/wfvanvalkenburg/tu-delft-mobile-survey-results </li></ul><ul><li>The Mobile Internet is Bigger Than You Think http://www.slideshare.net/grigs/the-mobile-internet-is-bigger-than-you-think </li></ul>
  35. 36. Sources 2 <ul><li>Mobile Web App Design: Getting Started - Michael Doran - Code4Lib 2010 http://code4lib.org/conference/2010/doran </li></ul><ul><li>Fermi paradox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox </li></ul>
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