Mobile Web Project
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010
A link to the iCaltrain mobile app has been added to the "around scu" menu in the map section of the mobile site. There are likely more opportunities here to expand to include more local transit schedules.
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
A link to SCU's iTunes U store has been added to the News section of the mobile site.
Friday, Dec. 18, 2009
SCU's YouTube channel has been added to the list of resources found in the News section of the mobile site.
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009
The mobile site is now hosted on the SCU production Web servers, and can be found at either of the following URLs:
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009
- The mobile homepage images now function as links to the featured articles.
- News items include the publication date & time from the RSS feed.
- The Directory Quick Reference list items now link to the related organization listing.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
There are recurring problems with the RSS feed for campus events, where non-standard characters are included in the XML file. This causes errors in the display of the event listing in the mobile site. The RSS feed generator has been modified to exclude an aggregated feed that had been contributing to this problem.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009
The home page features are now queried directly from the blog database rather than selected from the associated RSS feed. This will ensure that the mobile version is in sync with the standard SCU home page. The RSS feed will include all items, regardless of their current featured status.
Friday, Nov. 13, 2009
Friday, Nov. 13, 2009
The results from our mobile Web user survey indicate that most people are using touch phone devices - iPhone, Android, or similar - or are using Blackberry or other smart phones. As expected, Web browsing using feature phones is not common.
There's a strong interest in seeing mobile access to Ecampus and Groupwise email. Although a mobile-optimized version of Ecampus isn't on the near horizon, the Groupwise Web Access servers do seem to be able to detect mobile devices and switch to a more usable format (although functionality is limited).