Hi Paul,

At NCSU Libraries we've built a couple of more special-purpose apps
that target tablet devices, WolfWalk and Suma:

The tablet design for WolfWalk is in a native iOS app, while Suma is
entirely web-based. These serve quite different use cases, and the
designs differ accordingly. As a staff-facing data collection tool,
Suma's design is meant to help a small set of trained users complete
data collection tasks efficiently without any data loss. Cory Lown,
who led the WolfWalk iPad design, has posted some excellent slides on
that process:

Hope this helps.


On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM, Paul Orkiszewski
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> Hi all I was wondering if anyone's working on a tablet app for your library
> site that takes advantage of the tablet environment.  I'm not sure what that
> is and whether it's that different from a smart phone or full-sized
> computer, but I feel like it is.  I see some library apps in the Amazon
> store, but most of them are iterations of Boopsie software.  They're OK, but
> it seems like they could do more.  I just have no idea what that "more" is.
>  What would an app specifically geared toward tablet architecture look like?
>  Would it have a level?  Could you land airplanes or launch angry birds at
> the reference desk?
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