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UMich Mobile by Mind Map: UMich Mobile
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UMich Mobile

Apps for UMich


Student Life app

Magic Bus


Directory, Create contacts




Student Life

Course catalog

My Schedule

Registration forthcoming

Single Signon (SSO)



beta version mobile app

Apps purchased from students

CTools for iPhone

CTools for Android

MSuite iPhone app

MPrint mobile

History of mobile at UM

iWolverine (students)

Michigan app (converted iWolverine)

Mobile "Home" for UM

ITS resources for iPhone

Mobile Apps Contest

Apps Catalog

Developer toolkit



Logos, appropriate use

Directory of APIs

Coming Fall 2011


Using Your Device

Apps from UMich

UM Engineering iPad app

Enriching Scholarship app

Educational Use

Zydeco, Chris Qintana, Clara Cahill, Shannon Schmoll, developed in GROCS, with Natural History Museum, Design an animal for survival, Video, Kids using in Museum, as well as after, Upload to Flickr

Mobile Orchestra, Drone, iPhone as Musical Instrument, George Essl, Telegraph UK Article, Guardian UK article, Instrument design, Rotary Phonics

Punjabi conversation, Faking it, Simple app access mobile aware web page, page in paragraphs, Structure, Questions, Answers, Vocabulary

Ojibway Flashcards

Student projects

Cerebral Palsy Communication app

News, UM Students Create New Mobile Apps

Faculty projects

Nerve Whiz

Other Resources

Google Code

Developer resources

Elliot Soloway students

Bruce Maxim students

Jeff Ringenberg students

SI students

SoundNote (note taking app)


UMOD Mobile App List

Yammer Mobile App Group

Instructional Technology Group

Students: Mobile@Michigan

Michigan Interactive & Social Computing

Mobile Usability (MLibrary)

Library examples

MLibrary Mobile homepage

MLibrary app, Hours / Locations, News & Events, Research Guides, Came with product, Lost branding, Development to give us more control, AskALibrarian, New node

Mirlyn Mobile, Research, Platform research, Audience research, Usage stats, Give us feedback, Feedback to suggestions, Ongoing development

Hathi Trust Digital Library, In development

Issues & Tips

Metadata issues

Selecting minimal info for display

Feedback, Renew books, Check my favorites

Google Analytics

We only had programmer for ONE year

Responsive / adaptive design, ID mobile device as they access site, "Sniffing", CSS MediaQueries to ID screen size, iPads, don't automatically go to mobile, can access mobile with direct URL

Lessons Learned

Do research first

"Wd use it? Might? Wd not"

Get analytics in every page, Mobile aware, FYI, for apps, need to build it in

Research doesn't match behavior

Start small

Combine methods

We started platform agnostic, Mobile aware, some functions require app custom functions

PR!! promotion, marketing, "Is that the library in your pocket?", QR codes, Only 50 scans in 5 months, bookmarks, will push marketing in Fall


Barcode scan

Bert's webcam

Wayfinding within the library

Image collections

Augmented reality, Campus, Ann Arbor

Geo-location aware library info

Use mobile sites for kiosk, touchscreens

Apps about Michigan




UMich Dining

University of Michigan Clock

UM-Dearborn Android App

UM Backgrounds (Android)

Best Practices

Screensaver with lost phone contact info

Use affordances of the device

can blow into it

position aware

location aware

Health Library Guide

curated app collection, by device, by topic

Nice structure, model for other topics