iPhone Mobile Application Design: The Case of Hacettepe University Libraries

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Thanks to the features of the mobile devices which have been constantly evolving, there has been a diversity of mobile applications. It is highly possible to find a mobile application to carry out any transaction in an application store. Users, whose expectations have been increasing, hope that libraries will be accessible and controllable. Hence, libraries should move towards mobile platforms so that users can easily get access to them. In this study, we first review the criteria that should be paid attention when designing mobile applications for iPhone and then describe the iPhone mobile application that we developed for Hacettepe University Libraries.

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iPhone Mobile Application Design: The Case of Hacettepe University Libraries

  1. 1. <ul><li>iPhone Mobile Application Design: </li></ul><ul><li>The Case of Hacettepe University Libraries </li></ul>ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>Müge Akbulut </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Information Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hacettepe University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ankara, Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Outline ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>Mobile media </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile application designing </li></ul><ul><li>Hacettepe University Libraries iPhone Application </li></ul>
  3. 3. Growth of Mobile Web Access ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey http://mobiledesign.org/size_and_scope_of_the_mobile_market
  4. 4. Mobile Phone Features ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey Bluetooth Camera Desktop Synchronization Video Bluetooth Downloadable Content Games GPS Live TV e-mail GPS Live TV music wifi … Feature Convergence
  5. 5. Mobile Medium ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>5.3 billion mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Personal, always carried and always-on </li></ul><ul><li>Reach anybody through any medium </li></ul>
  6. 6. Applications ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>You’ve spent the day on the Internet but not on the Web. </li></ul>http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/08/ff_webrip/all/1
  7. 7. Users ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>Developing technology, solving problems </li></ul><ul><li>Users come up more demands </li></ul><ul><li>“ just-in-time” information </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mobile Media and Libraries ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey The cover of Library Journal’s “netconnect” magazine .  Innovative steps toward the reorganization of their services and render these services to users in order to satisfy their information needs
  9. 9. Mobile Media and Libraries ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>Easily accessible, dynamic and controllable libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Carry their services to the environment of the users </li></ul><ul><li>Users are ready to accept the library services that they are used to </li></ul>
  10. 10. Design Process of Applications ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey 350,000 App <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>User-Friendly Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Target Group </li></ul><ul><li>A Different Kind of Usage Technique </li></ul>
  11. 11. Content ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>Small screen </li></ul><ul><li>Rendered in a simple way which will not puzzle users </li></ul><ul><li>The size of the content </li></ul><ul><li>Accesibility </li></ul>
  12. 12. User-Friendly Interface ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>Accessing the content and using it in an effective way </li></ul><ul><li>Huge time investment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Target Group ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>What users need </li></ul><ul><li>What their priorities are </li></ul><ul><li>How often and when they will use the application </li></ul><ul><li>“ Design Blindness” (Nielsen, 1993) </li></ul>
  14. 14. A Different Kind of Usage Technique <ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Gravity sensor (accelerometer) </li></ul>ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
  15. 15. Hacettepe University Libraries App ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>Accessing library sources </li></ul><ul><li>Through this application, some services and sources of the libraries have been moved to a mobile environment </li></ul>
  16. 16. Map of the Library Application ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
  17. 17. Barcode Scanning ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey Barcode scanning technologies have been applied to system with the use of RedLaser SDK
  18. 18. Local Searching, Get Directions ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
  19. 19. ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey Reviews
  20. 20. Scanned Items ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
  21. 21. <ul><li>iPhone Mobile Application Design: </li></ul><ul><li>The Case of Hacettepe University Libraries </li></ul>ELPUB 2011, the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey <ul><li>Müge Akbulut </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Information Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hacettepe University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ankara, Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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