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Experimental iPhone and Android Apps at the University of Illinois. Jim Hahn and Alaina Morales p resentation hashtag: #uiuc4eva. Experimental Services . Background Research and development is partially grant funded, and one day a week of librarian time devoted to app research

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experimental iphone and android apps at the university of illinois

Experimental iPhone and Android Apps at the University of Illinois

Jim Hahn and Alaina Morales

presentation hashtag: #uiuc4eva

experimental services
Experimental Services
  • Background
    • Research and development is partially grant funded, and one day a week of librarian time devoted to app research
      • Right now I’m spending half a research day in an augmented reality app class
    • Research funding varies year to year for devices, programmers, and testing supplies
iphone apps
iPhone apps
  • New Titles
  • Video Tours
  • Location based in-building tour
iphone to android
iPhone to Android
  • iPhone
    • Dashcode, a module of the iPhone SDK
  • Android
      • Java
        • Eclipse
          • Greater access to the hardware on the device for WiFi scanning
android app
Android app
  • Library Helper :
    • Students input call number and the software approximates student location in the building; guides them to the shelf location of the title.
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Library Helper
  • Assessment Methodology
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Formative Evaluation
      • Small groups of in-depth qualitative data
  • Student quotes:
    • “I don’t check books out from the library. It’s too scary.”
    • “This app shows the library is keeping up with technology.”
library helper11
Library Helper
  • Next Steps for further development will include
    • Single search bar interface with multiple query points; incorporating search by title, subject, call number, course number….
    • Personalization
    • Recommendation
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements

Presenters wish to acknowledge the Research and Publication Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and the University of Illinois Campus Research Board, which provided support for the completion of this research.

Many thanks also to Dennis Matthews, PhD candidate in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois for his technical expertise in the development of the wayfinding app and in building positioning software.

links
Links
  • Library Helper:

https://market.android.com/details?id=uiuc.library.helper

  • iPhone apps:

http://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/about/Experimental_iPhone_Apps/iPhone_apps.html

  • Android apps:

http://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/about/Experimental_Android_Apps/Android.html

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