The University    Martin Morrey                 Web Integrationof Edinburgh’s       Manager  Mobile App     2nd March 2012
• Why Mobile• Selecting a Solution• What is U@Ed?• Demo• Future Plans
Why Mobile
Can’t Ignore ItMobile visits day-1 to *ed.ac.ukNov                                     Feb‘09                             ...
Selecting a Solution
Possible Solutions• Home build apps• Mobile web, e.g. uPortal Mobile• Vendor Solution  – Blackboard Mobile Campus  – Ombie...
What is U@Ed?
What is U@Ed?     • Smartphone app       – #1: students     • UoE info on the go     • Location based:       – Maps       ...
Apps + Web      • Apple (iOS)      • Android      • Blackberry
Management Console
Integrations RSS             CampusM         VoyagerNews             Manager          OPACFeeds   PC                     B...
DemoU@Ed on iPad
Future Plans
Expected Additions• Blackberry support (March ‘12)• Usage tracking (from March ’12)• Bus Timetables (tbc)
Longer Term Additions• Integrated Announcments (Alerts)  – U@Ed and MyEd• Course Timetables are MVM only  – Awaiting centr...
Other Ideas• QR Codes on Library Shelves?  – Search within shelfmark range?• Job Shop  – vacancies for students, drawn fro...
More Infowww.ed.ac.uk/is/mobile-campusMartin.Morrey@ed.ac.uk@martinmorreyWeb Integration ManagerApplications Division, Inf...
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Event: Metadata and Web 2.0 seminar
Organised by: Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland
Held on Friday 2nd March at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
Presented by: Martin Morrey

Published in: Technology, Education
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The University of Edinburgh's Mobile App

  1. 1. The University Martin Morrey Web Integrationof Edinburgh’s Manager Mobile App 2nd March 2012
  2. 2. • Why Mobile• Selecting a Solution• What is U@Ed?• Demo• Future Plans
  3. 3. Why Mobile
  4. 4. Can’t Ignore ItMobile visits day-1 to *ed.ac.ukNov Feb‘09 ‘11Recent mobile survey (Dec ’11):• 95%* had a smartphone• ~50% Apple, ~30% Android• Up from 67% in Oct 2010, 50% March 2010* voluntary selection bias…?
  5. 5. Selecting a Solution
  6. 6. Possible Solutions• Home build apps• Mobile web, e.g. uPortal Mobile• Vendor Solution – Blackboard Mobile Campus – Ombiel CampusM
  7. 7. What is U@Ed?
  8. 8. What is U@Ed? • Smartphone app – #1: students • UoE info on the go • Location based: – Maps – PC availability – “Friend Finder” • Courses (WebCT) • Timetable (MVM)
  9. 9. Apps + Web • Apple (iOS) • Android • Blackberry
  10. 10. Management Console
  11. 11. Integrations RSS CampusM VoyagerNews Manager OPACFeeds PC Bus Map AlertsAvailability Track Data
  12. 12. DemoU@Ed on iPad
  13. 13. Future Plans
  14. 14. Expected Additions• Blackberry support (March ‘12)• Usage tracking (from March ’12)• Bus Timetables (tbc)
  15. 15. Longer Term Additions• Integrated Announcments (Alerts) – U@Ed and MyEd• Course Timetables are MVM only – Awaiting central timetables• Student Diary (Office 365)
  16. 16. Other Ideas• QR Codes on Library Shelves? – Search within shelfmark range?• Job Shop – vacancies for students, drawn from SAGE database• DropBox-style integration to shared file system• Freshers module
  17. 17. More Infowww.ed.ac.uk/is/mobile-campusMartin.Morrey@ed.ac.uk@martinmorreyWeb Integration ManagerApplications Division, Information Services, University of Edinburgh0131 651 5233
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