Missed first hour - busy getting demo of a great product for creating quizzes and content and deploying files to handhelds. I also collected my TyTN II phone - shiny!
Stuart Smith, Information Technologist
Education Web Services for Handhelds
Things to think about:
Screen readers available for visual impaired users of mobiles
Mobile Flickr m.flickr.com post and view images. Restricted facilities.
Creating mobile web services:
Capacity - Memory and connectivity
Compatibility - multimedia, scripting0 downloads
Usability - screen size
"Device agnostic"? Not just the same websites for everyone.
'One web' concept more complex. Allow users to use whatever device they want but not necessarily same services for all devices.
Jason Langridge, Microsoft
Mobile Life Youth Report, Sept 2006
91 percent of 12 year olds have a mobile
Futurelabs, Mobile Work Futures, Nov 2006
47 percent of UK workers work outisde the office
Windows Mobile 6
Support for Office
Better browser experience
Jason has been presenting powerpoint from his mobile phone!
Full support for charts in WM6 Excel
Word - can add tables, images, bullets, etc and all stored in native format - no conversion needed
Mobile Document Access allows you to get docs on Fileshare within an Office when you are somewhere else.
HTML and images within Outlook emails
IE - Microsoft looked at top 100 sites and made sure you can browse them properly on PC mode (eg not having to go to mobile version of ebay)
Live Search included and comes back with mobile friendly pages. Very easy to then send information via sms.
mobrender.com makes sure you get right to the content you are after
live.mobi - can access from any device with web (inc WAP)
MSN messenger - tabbed conversations with avatar pics. Can send pics, files and voice clips
Bots in Messenger - SmarterChild - enter "weather london" and it will respond, convert degrees F into C, etc
He's mentioned somewhere that has a bot - enter reg of a car in carpark and it will return owners phone number! Urk!
Voice Command - no training required. Six languages supported. eg "Open Excel", "Play Music" - response "what do you want to play?", "artist", "which artist...smashing pumpkins.." (lists artists of mp3 files on storage card)
OneNote - tool for capturing information on PC - images, handwriting, voice sound files, etc. Only two people in the room have used it.
OneNote Mobile - can store notes and capture on the device. Insert sound files (no 1min limit, limit of storage, can specify where to save) pictures (can be taken while in OneNote).
Isn't compatable on PC without OneNote unless you save as text file. We would need to upgrade Office at school to make full use of this.