Going mobile : developing apps for your library using basic HTML programming / Scott La Counte
Book | American Library Association | 2012

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vi, 52 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
ALA editions. Special reports
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Before you begin -- Developing a mobile Web application -- Using CSS -- JavaScript and mobile website design -- PhoneGap -- Building your first native app -- Beyond the basics -- Other ways to go mobile.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Patrons increasingly expect access to their libraries anywhere, anytime. This Special Report provides practical guidance in how librarians can put the library in the palms of their patrons hands. Using the HTML skills that many librarians already have along with flexible development tools, technology expert La Counte shows how creating a customized mobile app doesnt need to be expensive or require deep expertise. In straightforward, practical terms he Demonstrates how to establish a presence on the mobile web with mobile websites and phone apps Details open-source development tools such as PhoneGap that allow for the creation of mobile apps that work on a variety of mobile operating systems, with emphasis on the iPhone Discusses methods for assessing a librarys user base and getting buy-in from administrators Following the pointers in this Special Report, libraries can easily go wherever their patrons do.
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