WOW. I didn't realise so many institutions were already on top of this
stuff. Thanks for the update.
On 23 Sep 2009, at 10:40, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 23 Sep 2009, at 10:25, Paul Boag wrote:
>> I came across this article: http://www.macworld.co.uk/education/news/index.cfm?newsid=27231
>> that talks about how the University of Central Lancashire have
>> produced an iPhone application for their freshers. I thought this was
>> a superb idea and wondered if anybody else has looked into it.
> There are quite a few similar initiatives; apart from our work at
> Oxford on the JISC project Erewhon (http://erewhon.oucs.ox.ac.uk/), I
> know that Birmingham City University, Sheffield University and Bristol
> University are in the starting gate. I suspect there are others. There
> is a dedicated a commercial offering from http://www.ombiel.com/,
> which I have not seen yet. Stanford have had one for a while.
>> We are just about to build our first iPhone app and it actually
>> doesn't look too complicated. Has anybody else tried and what was
>> experience like?
> for what its worth, we opted for a web-based solution instead, ie a
> mobile portal (also the approach taken by MIT). We really don't want
> to lose the Blackberry and Windows Mobile users, let alone the
> Androids. Nice as it is, the iPhone app approach is a bit
> discriminatory; and there isn't _that_ much you can do there which you
> can't also do with a web app.
> Sebastian Rahtz
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