App Development for Mobile Devices: Go Native, Go Web? What Types of Apps?

Rich McCue, University of Victoria Faculty of Law

Deciding that you need a Mobile App for your law school or law library is the easy decision. Deciding whether you'll develop Native Apps for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, or focus on a Web App is the more difficult decision. In this session we will discuss the pros and cons of Native Mobile App development, as well as look at some of the limitations of HTML5 Mobile Web Apps.

We'll also review the types of information students are typically looking for while using their phones, along with the tasks that lend themselves to mobile interfaces, so that you can focus your development efforts on the “lowest hanging fruit”. If there is time we'll highlight some popular application development platforms and mobile web frameworks that have been developed with higher education in mind.

Schedule info

Time slot: 
23 June 16:00 - 17:00