Presentation on theme: "App impact on long-term Net viability Production issues in developing apps versus browser-based learning modules Options for learners and developers to."— Presentation transcript:
Constant Power Struggle Netscape tried to own the homepage Amazon tries to dominate retail Yahoo tries to provide basic Web navigation
But Googleworking in the open environmentdominates Why?
Because they give us what we want! What else does that? Proprietary Apps … Tens of millions of consumers are voting with their wallets
Horizon Report--Morgan Stanley In less than five years…much less some will say…people accessing the Internet from mobile devices will far out surpass those accessing from desktops.
Smartphones are hard to see and use…but fast beats flexible. If we have to pay for what we want…increasingly that seems okay.
Our consumers…even in education…who want what they want when they want it will require us to compete.
With Google and Apple dominating, what specifically does it take to compete? Lets take a look at our efforts to develop an Apple-acceptable app. Chris LaBelle and his team developed the first Oregon State University mobile app available on iTunes.
2010 – The mobile landscape Native iPhone Tree tour application Objective C, SQL, Xcode Lots of work on understanding interpreting place using mobile device Form factor, user behavior, navigation Software development with high entry barriers
Web as the content accessible via our browser over port 80 (data grid) Definition of app has broken down Written in Objective C or Java (native)? Do apps use push technology (web data pushed to device)? Is app walled off from others? Are apps focused on specific tasks or domains?
Corporate versus Individual Control (Rushkoff, Shery Turkle) i.e. H.264 versus WebM, iTunes versus Webapp What is the implication of corporate control of more web infrastructure for education?