Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mobile Content

Megan Fox


More interest in accessing data on a mobile phone than to call people
What info do people need on a mobile device? Not everything – but some things – ability to search the catalog, reserve items

DC Public library was among the first – open source code – also use Boopsie as a good resource to write code for mobile.

Library anywhere from Library Thing is available for libraries.

Library Vendors / Publishers

RefWorks is mobile
Ebsco is Mobile
Safari Books online – Ready Reference apps
GetJar App World – a nondenominational source for mobile apps.
Can still send text searches to Google, Yahoo and some others.
Voice – you can give a voice search request to Google and others.
Touchscreen – drawing on maps
Bumping applications for paypal, Facebook
OCLS – shake it
Public transit, book recommendations,
QR Codes
Bar codes
Augmented realities – pulling in the social networks – recommendations by friends and friends of friends on a band, a restaurant, a movie, etc.

Take a look at the W3C mobile standards

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