Development Team* In cooperation with other departmentsMelissa Miller Patrick O’GormanProject Manager Web DeveloperLa Salle University La Salle Universitymillermm@lasalle.edu email@example.com
How it began…• Initial planning and design began in Fall 2010. • Who is target audience? • What do people want to see? • What devices to we support? • What services so we provide?• PABUG • Multiple demos showcasing mobile web sites and partner solutions (SungardHE, Blackboard) emphasized the need to do something.
How it began…• Homegrown or Boxed? • Blackboard Mobile offers a “free” mobile website for schools that purchase the full Mobile Learn product ($$$$). • SungardHE Mobile Framework promises an free integrated mobile framework for Banner schools. We are still waiting to see it.• Decision made to pilot MIT Mobile Framework • Pre-built Mobile platform with support for iPhones, Blackberries, and other devices • Wide community base • Free
Why Go Mobile?• 1 in 5 Americans use mobile internet a day• Almost 5 billion text messages a day• Lines are blurring between traditional computing and mobile computing• 20% of all U.S. households are now “mobile-only”.
Shuttle Schedule• Hours of Service• Wait times• RoutesIn Research – Live tracking of Shuttles
Emergency• Latest Emergency Alert• Phone Numbers for Security and Emergency Hotline• Quickly dial from iPhone, Blackberry in case of Emergency
Blackboard• In Device Specific Apps, link to download Blackboard Mobile app.• Access online.lasalle.edu via smartphones on Sprint network and iPhones.
Br. Luwis, LDAP Integration• Authenticate using MyLaSalle Credentials• Access Final Grades, Class Schedule• In Research • Add class schedule to calendar • Other Useful Functions
Other Ideas• System Status • Status of La Salle’s systems including Blackboard, Banner, and Network downtime.• Gold Card • Check Balance, Add Funds• Social Media • Link to La Salle’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc• Course Catalog • Search courses by Name, Major, Date, Location