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It's all about the Apps!
It's all about the Apps!
It's all about the Apps!
It's all about the Apps!
It's all about the Apps!
It's all about the Apps!
It's all about the Apps!
It's all about the Apps!
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It's all about the Apps!

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Short slideshow to give folks a idea what "apps" are and why they are a big deal! Usually project from my iPhone. April 2009

Short slideshow to give folks a idea what "apps" are and why they are a big deal! Usually project from my iPhone. April 2009

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  • 1. It’s all about the Apps Scott Kehoe, Consultant, Northeast Mass. Regional Library Sysytem scott@nmrls.org >>> AIM: bibliotechy >>> del.icio.us.com/bibliotechy revised: 03/2709 1
  • 2. What’s an App? • Apps = programs that perform one task or related tasks on a portable device / smart phone. • App Examples = calendar, address book, stocks, weather, Google Maps, Facebook, Texas Hold’Em ... • Mobile devices using Apps: iPhone Google phone(s) Blackberry Palm Treo & Pre iPod Touch 2
  • 3. iPod Touch a mobile computing device • WiFi • touch-screen • Apps = applications • email / IM / web browser • dedicated Apps for New York Times, Google, You Tube, Wikipedia, stocks, weather, sports scores, tides, ... • calendar/appointment book & address book • games! • it’s a mobile computer • it’s also an iPod ... 3
  • 4. Mobile Webpages vs. Apps • positive mobile computer experience = quick access to useful web site • mobile version of a web sites ≠ positive mobile computer experience 4
  • 5. An App in Action Accessing the New York Times 1: Press NYTimes icon 2: Choose your section 3: Font size, email, save 5
  • 6. Apps working with other Apps 1: choose earthquake app 3: goto USGS website for details, pinch & slide to enlarge an earthquake 4: goto the map 2: choose an earthquake 6
  • 7. Your TV & DVR in your pocket? watch & record with i.TV app ... kinda ... Pick a show. View clips, previews, reviews. Wikipedia, photos. Pick a show. Record on TiVo Add to Netflix. Email a reminder. 7
  • 8. Watch live TV on the go!? CBS tv.com app ... maybe ... First LIVE sports app. CBS Sports March Madness On Demand •Every NCAA tournament game •WiFi only Pick a show. •App costs $5, then what? View in segments. Not all current shows. The Future - very convenient, ease of use? - locked down by big media & cell carriers? 8
  • 9. Scott’s Ideal Library App • access my patron record • renew & reserve items NOBLE Like • view my overdue & This! hold notices • search catalog • download e-books, audiobooks & video directly to my device • IM with a Librarian MassAnswers 9
  • 10. Where to get more info from Scott • Scott's del.icio.us techy & gadget bookmarks: http://del.icio.us/bibliotechy • Scott’s all-things digital media website: http://www.nmrls.org/ce/digitalmedia.htm • Scott’s gadget, webware, and all-things digital blog: STT http://www.nmrls.org/ce/stt/ • These slides online (for sharing) at Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/skaasz • Scott Kehoe, Technology Consultant, NMRLS scott@nmrls.org / 978-762-4433 x16 IM: AIM-bibliotechy / MSN-bibliotekky /Yahoo!-biblioteky 10

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