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Mobile computing

  1. 1. Mobile ComputingAn overview of Mobile Technologies & Round-Up of Mobile Apps Presented by Jeff Yette Sales Engineer, Slic Network Solutions Presentation Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/jeffyette
  2. 2. OutlineDevicesAccessoriesApplicationsMobile Apps vs. Mobile WebsiteSwap-Shop (tell me your story)
  3. 3. Devices - NetbooksNetbooks (aka mini laptops) ● Typically 7-10” screen ● Variety of Operating Systems ● Frequently have solid state storage (no moving parts)http://reviews.cnet.com/best-netbooks
  4. 4. Netbooks – Pros & ConsPros - ● Small Form Factor ● Familiar Operating System & Applications ● Have Traditional ports such as USBCons ● Poor Battery Life ● Small Keyboard - unfcomfortable for many people ● Limited Processing Power - not a desktop/full sized laptop replacement ● Most lack CDRom/DVD drive
  5. 5. Devices – Smart PhonesSmart Phones ● 40% of US mobile phone owners have a smartphone. Expected to pass 50% by the end of 2011 (Neilsen - July 2011) ● July 2011 US smartphone users reached 82.2M (comScore) ● Smartphones sales to pass PCs in 2012 (Morgan Stanley Research) ● Three Major Platforms ● Apple (iPhone) ● Android ● Blackberry
  6. 6. Devices - TabletsTablets ● Typically 7”-10” screen ● iPad vs Android ● Frequently have solid-state storage (no moving parts)Pros - ● Small ● Excellent Battery Life ● Quick Start-up TimeCons ● Lack of Input/Output Devices
  7. 7. Tablets – Android vs. iPadFeature/Functionality Android or iPadSize & Weight iPadVoice Recognition AndroidMultitasking AndroidBattery Life iPadLimiteless Browsing AndroidDesktop Feel AndroidMore/Better Apps iPadFewer Restrictions iPadProne to Operator Error AndroidNumber of Users iPad
  8. 8. Tablet AccessoriesExternal Keyboards ● Bluetooth Enabled ● Many Designs/Types ● Foldable ● Flexible/Rollup ● Water Resistant/Proof ● Integrated With Cases
  9. 9. Tablet AccessoriesCapacitive/Conductive Styluses/Styli● Transfers Conductive Properties of Skins to Touchscreen● Good for : ● Handwriting Recongition ● Whiteboarding ● Electronic Signatures
  10. 10. Road Warrior NecessitiesPower Options ● Car Charges ● Power Inverters ● $15-$300 ● 125 watts – 2,000 watts ● iPad needs 10 watts ● Dell laptop 65-100 watts ● hair dryer 400 watts low – 1400 watts highLaptop Vehicle MountsDIY - $40Manufactured - $100+
  11. 11. Getting AccessConnectivity ● Mobile Broadband (3G) upto 1.5 Mbps ● Tethering ● Mobile Device (MiFi) ● Public Hotspots ● Libraries ● McDonalds ● http://v4.jiwire.com
  12. 12. ApplicationsDrop Box “A free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!” ● Cloud-based storage ● Synchronization/Back-up/Collaboration ● PC, Linux, Mac/iPad, Adroid, Blackberry ● Definable Sharing Priviledges ● Free account = 2GB, paid = 50GB, 100GB & 350GB ● Drag & Drop file “upload”
  13. 13. ApplicationsGoogle Documents “Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more” ● Online document storage ● Mobile App available ● Offline Content Editting relatively new ● Definable Sharing Priviledges ● Free account = 1GB
  14. 14. ApplicationsAnnotation Software ● Mark-up existing documents ● Good for electronic signature ● Sharing of marked-up document ● iPad/iPhone ● Neu.Annotate PDF ● Android ● Sign My Pad
  15. 15. ApplicationsMicrosoft Office Replacements ● Google Docs/Google Aps ● iPad/iPhone ● Documents To Go ● iWorks ● QuickOffice ● neu.Pen ● Android ● Documents To Go ● OfficeSuite
  16. 16. ApplicationsSocial Media ● Apps & Mobile Versions ● Excellent Opportunities To Update StatusTry the “Did you know?” approach
  17. 17. ApplicationsQR Code ● Quick Reference Code ● URLs ● Text ● Phone Number ● i-nigma Reader (Highly Recommended) ● Make Your Own Codes: http://qrcode.kaywa.com
  18. 18. Mobile App vs Mobile WebsiteMobile App ● Costly To Develop ($30,000 – mashable.com) ● Time Intensive (must be approved for market) ● Platform Specific (separate app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry)Mobile Website ● Relatively Inexpensive To Create ● Single Version CAN Support Multiple Platforms ● Easy To Provide Updates ● Instant Tracking Via Google Analytics
  19. 19. Mobile Optimized Websitewww.slic.com Android iPhone iPad
  20. 20. “Swap Shop” Please tell me your story …What mobile apps have you found helpful? How are you using mobile technology?
  21. 21. Pleasecomplete your evaluations!

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