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									A New World: Mobile Technology

               Presented by
             Brett Oppegaard
  WSU Vancouver, Fall 2009, DTC Workshop
What mobile tech used to be like:
             Geek
             chic
The 'Game Changer' ...
Apple's iPhone:
• Released on
  June 29, 2007
•     Lede of MacWorld story from that day :

    Pete Jensen came to the Apple
       store with an iPod, PDA and
                cell phone.
    “Today, I've got three things in
        my pocket. Tomorrow, I'll
                have one.”
Apple's iPhone:
• More than 30 million sold so far                                            Source: The Economist, Oct. 15, 2009

Other “smart phones” include: Android models, such as the G1, Blackberry's Storm, Palm Pre, etc. ...


Not just interesting to academics --
Within five years, about $8 billion in revenue is projected to be
  generated by mobile applications just in the entertainment fields of
  video games, music, television and news / information.
And roughly 20 percent of wireless revenues right now come from
  mobile data.
                                                                                       Source: Diamond Consulting
Beyond business interests:
• Mobile devices will be the world's primary
  connection tool to the Internet by 2020
“The computer in your cell phone today is a million times cheaper, and
   a thousand times more powerful and about a hundred thousand
   times smaller (than the one computer at M.I.T. In 1965)” ... “So
   what used to fit in a building, now fits in your pocket. What fits in
   your pocket now will fit inside a blood cell in 25 years.”
-- Ray Kurzweil, inventor and renowned futurist

                                                      Source: Xplane, “Shift Happens”
What is new here?
 It's not just about telephone calls, or
      the convenience of only carrying one
      device ...

 •   Location awareness
 •   Spatial awareness
 •   Context awareness
 •   Super social connector
 •   Ubiquitous and
     personally unique
Other upcoming mobile workshops at WSUV:
Building Apps – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, Room
  129 Admin Building:       What is driving mobile application development? Why
  should you consider developing mobile apps? Guest speakers: Jason
  Grigsby, mobile strategist and co-founder of Cloud Four (and one of the
  project leads on the Obama iPhone app) and Steve Romero, Critical Path
  Software, whose mobile apps in 2009 have generated $500 million, $10 /
  $20 for admission.


Mark Amerika – 2:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14,
  VMMC111: Amerika “will talk about how mobile phones can be used to experiment
  with and remix established art forms and narrative structures that we usually
  associate with other media genres (like film and video art) and also help us rethink
  the possibilities of "scale" and venue.

								
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