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Mobile Tools - SPJ Region One

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Mobile Tools for Journalists. Presented 3/24/2012 at the SPJ Region One Conference in Stony Brook, NY.

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Mobile Tools - SPJ Region One

  1. 1. Mobile ToolsSPJ Region One Spring ConferenceMarch 24, 2012 Damon Kiesow @dkiesow delicious.com/dkiesow/mobile dkiesow@boston.com
  2. 2. Journalism tech Has always been about readers
  3. 3. planning: Mobile Journalism Not about technology - staffing, training, planning Create unified workflows Escalating coverage Provide flexibility, utility Be intentional and strategic
  4. 4. planning: Mobile Journalism ABC2 Always Be Connected Always Be Charging
  5. 5. platform wars v.sBlackberry is on life supportWindows Phone 7 is a non-factor (with potential)WebOS and Symbian are dead
  6. 6. gear: ConnectivityCreate your own WiFi hotspots 3G / 4G hubs Connect multiple devices or users Typically $60 / month
  7. 7. gear: ConnectivityVirgin Mobile Mifi - $150 No Contract Unlimited bandwidth $20 - $50 / month
  8. 8. gear: PowerCar power inverters are your friend Size depends on number of devices Prices from $30 to $150 Most include USB ports
  9. 9. gear: PowerExtra batteries are a requirement iPhone battery is not removable Other phones may have replaceable batteries Don’t forget the charger
  10. 10. power: PlugBug Platforms: Mac Laptops Price: $34.99 Adds a USB charger to power adapter.
  11. 11. gear: Juicebar Pocket Solar Charger Platforms: Mobile devices $50
  12. 12. power: iGeek ChargerPlatform: Most mobile devicesPrice: $629900 mAh capacity battery
  13. 13. gear: Poddities clipPlatform: iPhone 4/4SPrice: $30Belt/Bag carabiner
  14. 14. gear: SecurityLock codePublic Wi-FiSecurity cables
  15. 15. gear: Touch-Screen GlovesPlatform: Most smartphonesPrice: $20Use your phone in the cold
  16. 16. gear: Glif clipPlatform: iPhone 4 / 4SPrice: $20Kick stand / tripod mount
  17. 17. gear: MobileMountPlatform: SmartphonePrice: $25Suction cup stand
  18. 18. gear: EyeFi Platforms: Web, iPhone, iPad Transmit from camera via WiFi $50 - $150
  19. 19. gear: Keyboard Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android $75
  20. 20. gear: Adapter cables Platforms: Mobile phones $10 - $30 (Kvconnection.com)
  21. 21. gear: iRig pre-amp Platforms: iPhone, iPad $40
  22. 22. gear: Blue Microphones Spark Platforms: iPhone, iPad $200 Condenser mic
  23. 23. gear: Fostex AR-4i Platforms: iPhone $150
  24. 24. audio: Tascam iM2Platform: iPhonePrice: $79Stereo condenser mic
  25. 25. photo: Macro lens bandPlatform: SmartphonesPrice: $15Close-up lens attachment
  26. 26. photo: OlloClipPlatform: iPhone 4 / 4SPrice: $75Wide lens attachment
  27. 27. photo: Dot Pano LensPlatform: iPhone 4/ 4SPrice: $76Panoramic lens
  28. 28. gear: Owle Bubo Platform: iPhone 3Gs, 4 $100 Case, interchangeable lens, external microphone
  29. 29. gear: Phocus Accent Platform: iPhone 4, 4S $100 Case, interchangeable lens
  30. 30. gear: Makayama Movie Mount Platform: iPhone iPad $70 Case, interchangeable lens, external microphone
  31. 31. video: SwivlPlatform: Most smartphonesPrice: $179Tilt-swivel tracking phone mount
  32. 32. apps: How to choseVideo, Audio, Photos, Text, GPSTypical costs negligible (Free to $10)so test frequentlyTake advantage of the cloudLook for apps that are consistentacross platforms
  33. 33. workflow: DropBox Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Mobile Web, Web Price: Free Shared folders for files saved in the cloud.
  34. 34. workflow: iPhone settingsPlatform: iOS 5.0 devicesPrice: FreeBookmarks for quick access toiPhone settings.http://brdrck.me/settings/
  35. 35. workflow: GroupMePlatforms: iPhone, Android,Blackberry, WinPhone7Price: FreeGroup messaging,conference calling, location &photo sharing
  36. 36. security: Find iPhonePlatforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod TouchPrice: FreeGPS location, alerts and wiping ofconnected devices.
  37. 37. reporting: Skype Platforms: Web, iPhone, Android, Nokia Voice, video chat, instant messaging
  38. 38. reporting: QIK Video Camera Platforms: Web, iPhone, Android, Blackberry Price: $1.99 Record and upload video from cell phones
  39. 39. reporting: Evernote Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Palm, Mobile Web, Web Save notes, photos, audio to the cloud
  40. 40. reporting: Audioboo Platforms: iPhone, Android, Web Instant Podcasts
  41. 41. reporting: AudioNote Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac Price: $5.99 Audio interviewing, transcription help
  42. 42. reporting: DropVox Platforms: iOS Price: $1.99 Quickly upload audio files to Dropbox
  43. 43. editing: VC Audio Pro Platforms: iPhone Price: $5.99 Three Track audio editing
  44. 44. editing: Filterstorm Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Price: $3.99 Photo editing, IPTC data, presets, Dropbox integration.
  45. 45. editing: Photoshop Express Platforms: iPhone, iPod, Android Price: Free Crop, color balance in RGB, sharpen, levels
  46. 46. editing: PhotoGene Platforms: iPhone, iPad Price: $1.99 Crop, color balance in RGB, sharpen, levels
  47. 47. editing: ReelDirector Platforms: iPhone 3GS, 4 Price: $7.99 Basic editing, sequence building
  48. 48. editing: iMovie Platforms: iPhone 4, iPad 2 Price: $4.99 Basic editing, sequence building
  49. 49. reporting: Business Card Reader Platforms: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile Price: $7.99 Scan and store contact info from business cards.
  50. 50. reporting: Word Lens Platforms: iPhone Price: $9.99 (per language) Augmented reality translation tool
  51. 51. Thanks Damon Kiesow @dkiesow delicious.com/dkiesow/mobile dkiesow@boston.com damon@kiesow.net

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