Archive for 'Apps'

iPad: Reading for Research – Papers app and application

On Monday the 29th I taught a workshop on iPad apps for research with Claudia Engel, Academic Technology Specialist for Anthropology, and Regina Roberts, Subject Bibliographer also for Anthro.  I presented Papers, an application for conducting research on the mac OS desktop and iOS for iPad and iPhone.  Paper is also available on a Windows desktop, [...]

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Workshop – iPad: Reading for Research

Presented by Claudia Engel, Academic Technology Specialist Regina Roberts, Subject Bibliographer Carlos Seligo, Academic Technology Specialist A number of iPad software apps support reading, reviewing, editing, archiving, and sharing documents. The increasing popularity of the device among students and faculty raises questions about the usefulness of those in the context of research: How to manage [...]

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iOS Office Productivity Apps

While our campus has just recently adopted the Google Apps for Education suite of tools, Microsoft Office (i.e., MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint) has long been standard used by faculty, staff and students for producing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. And while I believe we’ll eventually see a decline in the use of MS [...]

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App Review pages at Stanford Libraries and Med School

A team in Academic Computing Services in Meyer library has been together a nifty page on iOS App reviews.  Ranging from productivity, to connectivity, to media development, take a look at the page they’ve put up. http://acomp.stanford.edu/ios_app_reviews The Med School school here at Stanford has also published a page called MedApps, helping those in medicine [...]

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Stats of the Union: Community Health Status data for the iPad

From an unlikely place (GE Viz), a new iPad app has caught my attention today.  Using data from the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) report, Stats of the Union presents an interactive exercise in exploring the demographic and health data.  The visualizations are pleasing though a bit hard to read at times.  Excellent example of how [...]

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Can iPad replace ArcPAD? A review of the iCMTGIS survey software app

Corvallis Microtechnology Inc, an Oregon based company that specializes in survey and mapping soft- and hardware for forestry and related fields, released a free iPad app iCMTGIS last summer, which appears to be a port of their Windows-based and Windows CE-based survey software. This app turns the iPad into a mobile field mapping and data [...]

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EthnoCorder app demo Nov 11

EthnoCorder is a mobile system for conducting rich multimedia surveys on an iPhone. It is ideal for field work and field surveys as forms can be designed on any operating system and no network connection is needed to conduct surveys or administer forms. Over 20 different types of multimedia elements are supported in both questions [...]

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Making the iPhone talk to Coursework

[Reposted from Claudia Engel's Hive Talkin' Post] I recently was asked about ‘scanning’ capabilities of the iPhone, which brought me to this – currently $0.99 – application, calledJotNot Pro. I was very impressed with this one. It launches the camera to take pictures of documents, steps the user through some adjustments, then processes the picture [...]

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Language and Learning on an iPhone: Part 1 – Language

Living in Japan throughout the 90s, I was able to witness a large part of the telecommunications revolution that happened there.  It started with the pokeberu (pager) and quickly moved into keitai (cell phones) – NTTdocomo had a monopoly on the market and was able to introduce a system of extended texting that basically put [...]

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Multiscale Apps

This article is cross-posted at the Digital Humanities Specialist site. With Apple’s retreat from their position disallowing the development of iDevice apps using Adobe AIR–fundamentally the same technology used in Flash on the Web–and the growth in Flash-supported mobile devices, the much -heralded and by many much-desired death of Flash has been postponed (or, to [...]

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