Mobile Web App Design …Getting Started Michael Doran, Systems Librarian [email_address]
Okay, we get it! … now what? … iPhone statistics, library services, WorldCat mobile, Android, Millennials, charts and graphs, yada, yada, yada…
buy? build? Hmm. Is it too late to join buy4lib? … now what? www.boopsie.com/ www.blackboard.com/Mobile/
build web app? native app? e.g. iPhone app written in Cocoa requiring download via the App Store “ Most of the folks I know in app development are moving to standardization on web versus device specific development.” Linda Woods AT&T Education Advocate Industry & Mobility Application Solutions 2009 Handheld Librarian Online Conference
This just out… an iPhone OPAC. Download it from the App Store. What? Uhhh. I just bought a Nexus One. Loser!
“ Moore’s Law doesn’t apply to batteries…as we’re now going into mobile…the cycles count.” Douglas Crockford* Gee, I love what jQuery can do, but maybe server-side processing is the way to go. * Quoted in “Coders at Work” by Peter Seibel, pg. 100
Principles and Guidelines for Creating Great iPhone Content
iPhone Human Interface Guidelines for Web Applications
Google Groups: iPhoneWebDev
Opera Mini Developer resources
many, many, more…
Reading? I just want to code!
“ Deliver relevance -- expectations are high and you can only dazzle once.” Cindy Cunningham, OCLC LITA 2009 National Forum Patrons can be persnickety. Maybe I should practice on the Library staff, first.
Hmmm, a staff app… … easier to do a needs assessment … easier to get UI feedback … library has WiFi, so we can use mobile devices without a data plan What would help staff working in the stacks?
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UTA hereby grants USER permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee […] Consider releasing your mobile app as free open source. It’s better than free beer!
If that imbecile up there can do it… How hard could it be? Getting something to beta would only take me a week.
That’s it! Any questions? @dchud: Thanks for giving up your presentation slot.