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B ecome the “Tech Guy” and make iPhone apps for your library. What We’ve Created. OCLS Shake It!. OCLS Mobile. Before we go any further…. Challenges to Starting Development. “We don’t have that person”. Challenges to Starting Development. “We don’t have much money”.

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what we ve created
What We’ve Created

OCLS Shake It!

OCLS Mobile

challenges to starting development
Challenges to Starting Development

“We don’t have that person”

challenges to starting development1
Challenges to Starting Development

“We don’t have much money”

challenges to starting development2
Challenges to Starting Development

“We don’t have access”

solution recap
Solution Recap
  • You are now that person. Congrats!
  • Get started making apps for less than $900
  • Web apps can be created for even less
  • Ask for your data or ask for “web app space”
  • Create something that doesn’t need that locked down data
  • A winner is you!
what s the difference between a web app and an app
What’s the Difference Betweena Web App and an App?
  • Web Apps are viewed using the built in Web browser Safari and act very similar to a Web page.
  • No Approval Process by Apple
  • Apps are downloaded to your iOS device (iPhone,iPod Touch) through the App Store.
  • Apps can also use special, built-in hardware like accelerometers, the compass, and the camera.
web app what do i need to know
Web App: What Do I Need To Know?
  • HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • JavaScript, Webkit, AJAX (optional)
web app what do i need
Web App: What Do I Need?
  • A computer. PC or Mac
  • Software
    • Dreamweaver and Photoshop (recommended)
    • Komposer and Gimp (free)
  • A web server
    • Use your existing server that your site is on
    • Sign up with a hosting company
web app good resources
Web App: Good Resources
  • Web Sites
    • http://www.w3schools.com
    • Use Google search + discussions
  • Books
    • Beginning iPhone and iPad Web Apps: Scripting with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript by Chris Apers and Daniel Paterson
    • Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML by Eric T Freeman and Elisabeth Freeman 
app what do i need to know
App: What Do I Need To Know?
  • Basic coding principles
    • Functions
    • Variables
    • Loops
  • Objective-C
app what do i need
App: What Do I Need?
  • A Mac computer (iMac, Macbook, Mac Mini)
  • Software
    • Xcode (free)
    • iOS SDK (free)
    • Photoshop (recommended)
    • Gimp (free)
  • An Apple developer license
  • An iOS Device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
app good resources
App: Good Resources
  • Web Sites
    • http://developer.apple.com
    • Use Google search + discussions
  • Books
    • iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners (Getting Started) by Rory Lewis
    • Learn Objective-C on the Mac by Scott Knaster and Mark Dalrymple
contact info
Contact Info
  • Jim Elder
    • elder.james@ocls.info
  • www.ocls.info
  • Get the slides and additional info here: www.ocls.info/handheldlibrarian