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Going Mobile: Developing Apps for Your Library Using Basic HTML Programming--print/e-book Bundle
Scott La Counte
Item Number: 7700-1297
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
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64 pages
Year Published: 2012

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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 doesn’t 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 library’s user base and getting buy-in from administrators
Following the pointers in this Special Report, libraries can easily go wherever their patrons do!
Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Before You Begin
2 Developing a Mobile Web Application
3 Using CSS
4 JavaScript and Mobile Website Design
5 PhoneGap
6 Building Your First Native App
7 Beyond the Basics
8 Other Ways to Go Mobile

Appendix

About the Author

Scott La Counte is a librarian at Anaheim (Calif.) Public Library. He is the author of the book Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian (Da Capo Press, 2008), which began as a series for McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies, and Build Your Own App for Fun and Profit (Huron Street Press, 2012). He teaches writing online for the Gotham Writers’ Workshops. His iPhone app, LibFind, gives the addresses and phone numbers of public libraries across the United States.
 
 

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