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Mobile Computing   Information on the go!        By: Meg Riegel
So many mobiles…Mobile device, mobilecomputing, mobile hardware,mobile software, mobilecommunication, mobile app,mobile ne...
Mobile ComputingA type of Human Computer Interaction (HCI)“Taking a computer and all necessary files andsoftware out into ...
3 Main Categories of          Mobile Computing1. Mobile Hardware Devices, pieces, accessories2. Mobile Software Apps, bund...
1. Mobile HardwareIncludes (but not limited to):PDA’s   Palm Pilot, other versions by Palm, first in 1984
Mobile Hardware (cont)Smartphone     A “miniature computer”     that can also place and     receive phone calls     iPhone...
Simon?            The first Smartphone            created by IBM in 1992Yours for              • Simon had features such a...
Mobile Hardware (cont)Tablet computer  A larger version of a  Smartphone  Moveable, more flexible use  compared to a compu...
Mobile Hardware (cont) Ultra mobile PC   A class of laptops launched by Microsoft and Intel in   2006   A mixture between ...
Mobile Hardware (cont) Wearable computer  Aka “Body borne computers”  Constantly in contact with the user, no  on/off swit...
NY Times cited: “Wearable devices, or ‘wearables’ for short, have enormouspotential for uses in health and fitness, naviga...
This is our future?!
Evolution of Mobile    Hardware          Getting smaller          Cheaper- cost production          has greatly decreased ...
Infographic 1983-2007http://joaogeraldes.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/1-infographic-evolution-of-the-mobile-phone.jpg
How does a Smartphone work? Inside the phone is a speaker, microphone, keyboard, display screen, and a very powerful circu...
A look insideA cell phone is much like an onion, it has many layers that sit atop each other,helping to carry out tasks on...
Circuit Board          •Phones are generally          powered by battery.          •Electric signals are          transmit...
2. Mobile SoftwareOperating Systems (Mobile OS)Much like the operating systems for computers  PalmOs, Nokia Mameo, Android...
Mobile Software (cont)Apps  Are a software application designed to run  on a mobile device  Apps are BUNDLES  Originally, ...
Mobile Software (cont)Apps (cont)  Application Distribution- apps come a variety of  platforms such as “app store” and “ap...
How apps work?Apps are bundles of code that work much likeprograms on a computerThey must be downloaded, installed, and op...
Apps that are really useful
Apps for fun
3. Mobile CommunicationThe idea that our mobile devices can act ascommunication devicesWorks by sending & receiving radio ...
Mobile Communication (cont) Phone Calls- much like radio waves, two or more people communicate on a “channel” SMS & MMS Me...
Benefits of Mobile Devices Information on the go, at our fingertips Generally user-friendly Lower cost compared to PCs Les...
Major benefit           Mobile devices in the workplace               Can connect workers & help them to communicate      ...
How mobile devices can ease           everyday tasks                              Monopoly                              “s...
More cool gadgets                            A chip on your pet’s collar to track where                            they ar...
DisadvantagesProduces “non-thinkers”, reduces our creativity andability to think on our ownHarder to protect intellectual ...
Disadvantages (cont)Negative health affects   Links to cancer?   Exposure to radio wavesThey can be distracting   Texting ...
SummaryMobile computing can be performed on multipletypes of devicesThese devices are much more portable and thusincrease ...
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  1. 1. Mobile Computing Information on the go! By: Meg Riegel
  2. 2. So many mobiles…Mobile device, mobilecomputing, mobile hardware,mobile software, mobilecommunication, mobile app,mobile network, mobileinternet…How do we make sense of allthese words?? Let’s start withone  MobileComputing
  3. 3. Mobile ComputingA type of Human Computer Interaction (HCI)“Taking a computer and all necessary files andsoftware out into the field.” (Wiki)The idea is that we can have all the power of acomputer into a device that is easier to transportand take “on the go”
  4. 4. 3 Main Categories of Mobile Computing1. Mobile Hardware Devices, pieces, accessories2. Mobile Software Apps, bundles, coding3. Mobile Communication Cellular networks and services
  5. 5. 1. Mobile HardwareIncludes (but not limited to):PDA’s Palm Pilot, other versions by Palm, first in 1984
  6. 6. Mobile Hardware (cont)Smartphone A “miniature computer” that can also place and receive phone calls iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, etc First smartphone by IBM in 1992 called “Simon”(http://cellphones.about.com/od/coveringthebasics/ qt/cellphonesvssmartphones.htm)
  7. 7. Simon? The first Smartphone created by IBM in 1992Yours for • Simon had features such as touchscreen, email, and PDA ,only $899 which was extremely advanced for its time(at the
  8. 8. Mobile Hardware (cont)Tablet computer A larger version of a Smartphone Moveable, more flexible use compared to a computer (no mouse, keyboards, etc) iPad, Blackberry Playbook, Kindle, HP, Samsung, Acer, and many more have their versions of the tablet
  9. 9. Mobile Hardware (cont) Ultra mobile PC A class of laptops launched by Microsoft and Intel in 2006 A mixture between Smartphone & tablet Sometimes include keyboards and webcams
  10. 10. Mobile Hardware (cont) Wearable computer Aka “Body borne computers” Constantly in contact with the user, no on/off switch Interacts with the human body Common example is a running watch They are UP AND COMING!!!!!
  11. 11. NY Times cited: “Wearable devices, or ‘wearables’ for short, have enormouspotential for uses in health and fitness, navigation, social networking,commerce, and media,” (Bilton 2012)
  12. 12. This is our future?!
  13. 13. Evolution of Mobile Hardware Getting smaller Cheaper- cost production has greatly decreased Faster- increased battery life, longer talk & standby Lighter- they weigh less More efficient, more capabilities & features
  14. 14. Infographic 1983-2007http://joaogeraldes.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/1-infographic-evolution-of-the-mobile-phone.jpg
  15. 15. How does a Smartphone work? Inside the phone is a speaker, microphone, keyboard, display screen, and a very powerful circuit board They all act together to make the phone work Signals are passed back and forth from the device to the nearest base station (tower) Communicate via radio waves…but this is subject to change!
  16. 16. A look insideA cell phone is much like an onion, it has many layers that sit atop each other,helping to carry out tasks on the phone
  17. 17. Circuit Board •Phones are generally powered by battery. •Electric signals are transmitted through wires and boards to create a transmission cascade within the phone, which is then displayed on the screen
  18. 18. 2. Mobile SoftwareOperating Systems (Mobile OS)Much like the operating systems for computers PalmOs, Nokia Mameo, Android from Google, iOS, web OS, Bada OS from Samsung, Blackberry OS from RIM, Windows for Mobile devices from Microsoft Combines features such as touchscreen, wireless network, Blutooth, GPS, camera, voice recognition, etc
  19. 19. Mobile Software (cont)Apps Are a software application designed to run on a mobile device Apps are BUNDLES Originally, designed for general productivity Info retrieval, email, calendar, contacts Easy access to large amounts of info More recently , designed for entertainment Games, banking, GPS services, purchases
  20. 20. Mobile Software (cont)Apps (cont) Application Distribution- apps come a variety of platforms such as “app store” and “app world” Some apps are pre-loaded on the device and “locked” Others are bought or downloaded for free
  21. 21. How apps work?Apps are bundles of code that work much likeprograms on a computerThey must be downloaded, installed, and opened tooperatedA lot of hard work and code goes into the making ofan app!
  22. 22. Apps that are really useful
  23. 23. Apps for fun
  24. 24. 3. Mobile CommunicationThe idea that our mobile devices can act ascommunication devicesWorks by sending & receiving radio waves through achip built into the deviceSIM Card- microchip “Subscriber Identity Model”that stores informationSlowly moving away fromthese
  25. 25. Mobile Communication (cont) Phone Calls- much like radio waves, two or more people communicate on a “channel” SMS & MMS Messaging Short message service (a text), multimedia messaging service (picture/video message) Internet access Ability to connect to WiFi, 3G, 4G, LTE networks Short-range wireless sharing (Blutooth, Infared)
  26. 26. Benefits of Mobile Devices Information on the go, at our fingertips Generally user-friendly Lower cost compared to PCs Less energy to run Connects people across the world Entertainment Safety- they can carry medical emergency information Can help with special accessibility needs Voiceover, speech recognition
  27. 27. Major benefit Mobile devices in the workplace Can connect workers & help them to communicate Can be used as reference or tools to collect info Mobile devices in the health field as hospitals begin to go paperless Reference guide for physicians and nursesUltrasound mobileattachment
  28. 28. How mobile devices can ease everyday tasks Monopoly “snapped” edition played with the iPadiPhone credit card slider WiFi Body scale that sends info to your mobile device
  29. 29. More cool gadgets A chip on your pet’s collar to track where they are at all timesiBaby Mobile Baby Monitor
  30. 30. DisadvantagesProduces “non-thinkers”, reduces our creativity andability to think on our ownHarder to protect intellectual propertyLess privacy- your information is being tracked everysecond
  31. 31. Disadvantages (cont)Negative health affects Links to cancer? Exposure to radio wavesThey can be distracting Texting and drivingOlder generation mighthave a hard time using
  32. 32. SummaryMobile computing can be performed on multipletypes of devicesThese devices are much more portable and thusincrease our capacity to find informationHowever, our dependence on them is becomingapparent and they can sometimes be distractingMobile devices are moving towards more“wearable” devices in the future

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