HandHeld Librarian IV | Webinar at NEKLS | Feb. 24, 2011 | live blogging
Introduction to PhoneGap
- Sorry, missed the first couple of slides…
- PhoneGap Development Cycle: Install the SDK (java platform/coding kit) (oops, too slow)
- Web applications have broad use, but limited functionality, while a Native app lets you use the phone’s API’s like geolocation, but it’s harder to develop.
- Phone API’s you can use with PhoneGap: camera, accelerometer, geo location, sounds/vibration, etc.
- Will need to use java scripting to manipulate screen size
2:00 p.m. and I’m back at the Conference. We are Wintry Mixing
- QR Codes in the Science Building by Aileen – how to build a bridge between the library and the science building, separated physically. QR used to all throughout the Science Building – teachers’ doors, exhibits, and study rooms to highlight resources in the Library! Linking to mobile databases, research guides, online catalog, etc. Process: design template and demo pages, made codes in bulk, and get permission to put the web pages on the web server.
- [Insert that we are playing with a new all-in-one touch screen computer here in the lab.]
- BYU’s QR Codes and Libraries: the Libraray Audio Tour – Students required to take tour of the library during 1st year writing class – used QR to spice it up. Tour evolved from guided tour to tape to CD to MP3 to virtual tour. Over 85% of the BYU students have a cell phone and/or iPod touch (with camera). How make the tour Interactive and collaborative? Placed QR codes around the library – Scan for the Audio! Students in alpha group liked that they controlled the tour (and without the stigma of looking like a freshman). Beta test – changed the audio, just content based, no directional information in audio (a paper map instead), some students did the tour solo – others as groups, more interactive. Map for each floor with 6 codes on each floor – comments: 8×10 Codes, market the codes, put the codes everywhere (like study rooms), map clarity and have a help page (WordPress!) http://lib.buy.edu/sites/qrcodes/ Michael J. Whitchurch Harold B. Lee Library