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Nov 12, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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MSU Mobile

a brief update

on 28
O
ctober 2010

Getting started


Pick a framework.


And get the framework running …


Select initial content.


Move quickly.

Mobile Web OSP


Handles device detection and then routes
users to an appropriate template.


Basic (Feature phones)


Touch (Palm, Blackberry)


Webkit

(iPhone, Android)


Uses JavaScript libraries (
jQuery

+
jqtouch
) to
provide familiar mobile interaction
functionality (flipping, sliding, etc).

Audiences

www.msu.edu


External


People unfamiliar with MSU.


Businesses.


Prospective students.


m.msu.edu


Internal


People on campus.

What’s useful for people?

On
-
campus


Maps.


Events.


People directory.


(And much more …)

All
-
purpose


News.


About MSU.

Initial content


Campus map (buildings, interactive).


People directory.


News.


Events.


About MSU.

Meet MSU Mobile (Beta)

Quick thought on mobile
homescreens


App
-
style icons.


Horizontal
-
style navigation.

15 icons.


And what
happens when
you want to add
more?

7 large icons

4 smaller icons.

Please ignore the
funky rendering of
this ‘Go’ button.

Larger text and tap targets.

Users will have to scroll
down to get to other links.

Out of curiosity, which one do you
prefer?


Think about it for a minute.

Our timeline


October 14: Development started.


October 28: Brief update + demo.


November 11: Soft launch.


January (??): Hard launch.

MSU mobile community


A group of developers met last month to chat
about mobile. We will probably meet again in
the future (ask Brendan about that).


Centrally, we want to make it easy for
developers on campus to start developing
mobile sites.

Interested in getting involved


The mobile development community is
currently a loose collaboration among
developers on campus.



If you’d like to get involved, just e
-
mail:

dlm@msu.edu

Check out World Usability Day


November 11, 2010
at Kellogg Center.


This year’s theme: Mobile communication.


Cost:
Free
(
but you need to register
).


Head over to
usability.msu.edu