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The project team attended Open Source Junction: Cross-Platform Mobile Apps workshop at Trinity College, University of Oxford (29-30 March, 2011). The event was organised by OSS Watch and 100% Open with the intention of bringing academia and industry together “to explore how the two sectors can jointly build and exploit open source mobile technologies”. The focus of this particular event was cross-platform mobile applications.

I gave a case study on the Mobile Campus Assistant software that we are developing as part of the MyMobileBristol project. I provided an overview of the aims and objectives of the Mobile Campus Assistant project from 2009 and how we are now developing the software further as part of the deliverables for the current project.

The slides from the presentation are available on SlideShare. Picture of me presenting:

Mike presenting at osjmob11

(Picture courtesy of Sylwia Presley)

The workshop was a stimulating two days of talks and networking; live blogging recorded the event.

One of the objectives of the workshops was to establish future collaborations, and individuals were able to pitch what they could provide and what they needed from collaborations. In that regard, the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT) at the University of Bristol can provide:

  • Mobile development (web and native applications)
  • Consultancy on developing mobile solutions within HEI
  • A mobile web solution for aggregating institutional content

What we would like:

  • Interesting partnerships and collaborations
  • Feedback on our Mobile Campus Assistant solution
  • Money and grants 🙂

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