MOBILE TECHNOLOGIESSteven Pryor, Director of Digital Initiatives andTechnologiesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Promotional photo via motorola.com
Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Nearly half of American adults are smartphone owners”, March 1 2012
Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012”, September 11 2012
Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012”, September 11 2012
Why is mobile important?   Statistics – more and more people have these    devices and are using them   “Applification” ...
Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012”, September 11 2012
Why is mobile important?   As of April 2012:     75% of 18-24 year olds use the internet on their cell      phones     ...
Why is mobile important?   All kinds of other devices too!
Why is mobile important?
Why is mobile important?
Hot Topics in MobileTechnology
Hot Topics   Location services, navigation/directions   Social networking   Real-time/just-in-time queries
Location, location, location
Real time informationwww.pewinternet.org, “Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections”, May 7 2012
Hot Topics   Location services, navigation/directions   Social networking   Real-time/just-in-time queries   QR Codes
Hot Topics   Location services, navigation/directions   Social networking   Real-time/just-in-time queries   QR Codes...
Mobile things we canPROVIDE
Important mobile services forlibrariesBasic web services; mobile-friendly website Context-sensitive information     Hour...
Important mobile services forlibraries – the next stepAdvanced and interactive features Integrating the “desktop” version...
Options   “Native” app?       Designed, coded, and packaged to run on specific devices        (iPad, iPhone, Android, No...
Options   Many options that attempt to bridge the    differences     Vendors   like Boopsie, LibraryAnywhere      (Libra...
Mobile things we can USEAKA “cool stuff”
Things we can use   Splashtop – Whiteboard & Remote Control
Things we can use   Shelflister – Shelflist generator for Voyager    catalog
Things we can use   Shelvar – Augmented reality shelving    assistance
Things we can use   Devices for roaming/roving   Devices to check out to students
Questions, discussionSteven PryorDirector of Digital Initiatives and TechnologySouthern Illinois University Edwardsvillest...
References   http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2124315   http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Location-based-    serv...
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  1. 1. MOBILE TECHNOLOGIESSteven Pryor, Director of Digital Initiatives andTechnologiesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
  2. 2. Promotional photo via motorola.com
  3. 3. Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Nearly half of American adults are smartphone owners”, March 1 2012
  4. 4. Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012”, September 11 2012
  5. 5. Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012”, September 11 2012
  6. 6. Why is mobile important? Statistics – more and more people have these devices and are using them “Applification” of the Web Digital Divide
  7. 7. Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012”, September 11 2012
  8. 8. Why is mobile important? As of April 2012:  75% of 18-24 year olds use the internet on their cell phones  45% of 18-29 year olds go online MOSTLY using their cell phone  51% black / 42% Hispanic / 24% white  Main reasons for going online with cell phone – “convenient” (38%) and “always with me” (23%) www.pewinternet.org, “Cell Internet Use 2012”, June 26, 2012
  9. 9. Why is mobile important? All kinds of other devices too!
  10. 10. Why is mobile important?
  11. 11. Why is mobile important?
  12. 12. Hot Topics in MobileTechnology
  13. 13. Hot Topics Location services, navigation/directions Social networking Real-time/just-in-time queries
  14. 14. Location, location, location
  15. 15. Real time informationwww.pewinternet.org, “Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections”, May 7 2012
  16. 16. Hot Topics Location services, navigation/directions Social networking Real-time/just-in-time queries QR Codes
  17. 17. Hot Topics Location services, navigation/directions Social networking Real-time/just-in-time queries QR Codes Combinations:  Sociallocation, “check-ins”  Information-seeking via peers on Twitter, Facebook, etc.  Geo coordinates, other info embedded in QR code
  18. 18. Mobile things we canPROVIDE
  19. 19. Important mobile services forlibrariesBasic web services; mobile-friendly website Context-sensitive information  Hours, contact information (email, SMS, IM, and phone), directions should be highlighted  All information should be presented in an interactive fashion appropriate to mobile devices Ties together available mobile services/sites  Catalog  Databases  LibGuides  eBooks!
  20. 20. Important mobile services forlibraries – the next stepAdvanced and interactive features Integrating the “desktop” version with mobile devices  “Send this page to my phone” Location awareness  GPS Navigation; directions to the library  GPS, Wi-Fi, or QR codes; directions within the library  Instructional videos targeted to mobile devices  May even be location-specific (“Need help printing? Scan here with your phone...”) Computer availability maps
  21. 21. Options “Native” app?  Designed, coded, and packaged to run on specific devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, Nook Color, etc.)  Built with platform-specific programming languages  Can use device sensors and other advanced features (GPS, orientation, camera, etc.), but difficult to create and maintain  Accessed via “App Store” Web app/mobile website?  Built with web-standard scripting languages (HTML5, Javascript)  Easier to create and maintain, but lacking some advanced features  Accessed via web
  22. 22. Options Many options that attempt to bridge the differences  Vendors like Boopsie, LibraryAnywhere (LibraryThing), etc. offering their own solutions  PhoneGap, a solution to create multiplatform apps (open source DIY, or “compile-in-the-cloud” for a fee)
  23. 23. Mobile things we can USEAKA “cool stuff”
  24. 24. Things we can use Splashtop – Whiteboard & Remote Control
  25. 25. Things we can use Shelflister – Shelflist generator for Voyager catalog
  26. 26. Things we can use Shelvar – Augmented reality shelving assistance
  27. 27. Things we can use Devices for roaming/roving Devices to check out to students
  28. 28. Questions, discussionSteven PryorDirector of Digital Initiatives and TechnologySouthern Illinois University Edwardsvillestpryor@siue.edu
  29. 29. References http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2124315 http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Location-based- services/Summary-of-findings.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2012/Aug/The-State-of-Mobile- Connectivity.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Cell-Internet-Use-2012/Key- Findings.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/College-students-and- technology.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2011/Oct/Educase-2011.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2012/Mar/NROC.aspx http://www.splashtop.com/whiteboard/ http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/shelflister/ http://www.shelvar.com/
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