A103 – Mobile Apps & Mobile Web Development
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian, St. Petersburg College
David Dahl, Information Technology Librarian, Towson University
Robert Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology Services, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library and Suffolk County Library Association
Ted Gutmann, Director, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Michael Berse, Manager of IT Services, Information Businesses., Library Journals, LLC. / Media Source Inc.
Hutch Tibbetts, Digital Resources Librarian, IT & Web Services, Douglas County Libraries
This session details how more and more libraries are developing a mobile presence. Mairn discusses creating web apps that resemble native apps with jQTouch and creating mobile apps using Android’s App Inventor. Dahl explores the major mobile frameworks available for simplifying the development process. The next presentation discusses an app that integrates a mobile library catalog, account notification, hours, directions, and scanning bar codes to check availability of books at the local library. Tibbetts shares how his public library built an app that integrates with OverDrive and has the ability to check items out. He explains how the library migrated its website to the cloud and circulated iPads among the library staff.
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