This is very interesting. I'd love to get involved. I'm here at c4l15, so will you be proposing a breakout? Or just try to get some chat time?
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> On Feb 9, 2015, at 8:07 AM, Keith Gilbertson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I thought that a fun first project for getting involved in mobile app
> development might be some sort of code4lib app.
> I've done some initial prototyping, with a "throw this one away" attitude,
> to try to explore the possibilities.
> Work has barely started on prototyping:
> - a conference module
> - a journal module
> and also imagined were:
> - a swag store module
> - a code4lib jobs module
> The prototyping has mostly served to highlight two challenges in developing
> this particular app.
> 1. This may be better as a multi-person effort, especially given the number
> of mobile platforms (Windows Mobile, Android, iOS, HTML5 mobile, FireFox
> OS, etc.) and the need to integrate the app with existing technologies
> 2. Some input is needed from code4lib members on what would actually be
> useful as a mobile app, if anything. The pieces I've prototyped thus far
> are done better elsewhere.
> So I'm at code4lib 2015, and am interested in talking with people who have
> experience or interest in mobile app design, development, documentation,
> etc. Can we chat?
> Also, if you have an iOS device with the latest version of iOS and want to
> see the state of the current prototype, send me your email address. Andrea
> Ogier spent some time testing deployment of the prototype to other devices
> for testing, and it seems to work fine. Don't expect much at this point;
> it's buggy, ugly, and doesn't add value at this iteration, but it may be a
> starting point for discussion.
> A special word of warning about the included main conference schedule;
> it's using real data, but due to shortcuts taken during prototyping, it
> won't update as the conference schedule changes unless I actually release a
> new version of the prototype. It's done better on paper, website, and
> Ramble ramble ramble,