Just some quick updates to my IPhone application project. The app downloads OER content from here https://wikieducator.org/Streams/home and presents aquatic insect field guides tailored to specific stream sites on hand-held devices. The wiki content has been developing over a period of years at Saint Michael’s College. The mobile app was developed by a computer programming class at the University of Vermont.
A new semester brings a new class of computer programers and they have updated things. Once final bugs are worked out the update will go to the app store for free download. New features:
*I will now control the “about” content from a wiki page.
*The “state” location data will download from the wiki…so we can have sites for any state.
*We will have “above the fold” content that goes to the app; “below the fold” content displays only on the wiki and includes links and photos that are too cumbersome to bring to the app and are not useful at field sites anyway. The new app will simply take content until it encounters this string: “”. The string is invisible on the wiki.
*We are gradually adding common names for the bugs.
*We will also add tied fly names if they are available. Hoping to appeal to the fly fishers out there.
That’s all for now.