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Android’s App Inventor: Drag and Drop Programming

Sunday, August 15th 2010

It took a while, but Friday afternoon I finally got an invite to use Google’s App Inventor program. What is App Inventor? It’s Google’s attempt to simplify building apps for Android devices. Apps are built using a drag and drop … Continue reading

15. August 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech, UNC | Comments Off on Android’s App Inventor: Drag and Drop Programming

My favorite Android apps

Wednesday, July 7th 2010

I’ve had my Motorola Droid long enough now to feel like I’ve always owned one. Those dark pre-smartphone days of last October seem hazy as they retreat into the past. I listed my favorite Android apps in my early days … Continue reading

07. July 2010 by Chad Haefele
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DC-bound

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

A couple notes on where I’ll be at ALA 2010 this week: First, I’m presenting on ALCTS’ Mobile Catalog Interfaces panel: Saturday 6/26/10 10:30 am-12:00 noon HILTON WASHINGTON, Columbia 5 I’ll be going over our mobile catalog interface, a bit … Continue reading

23. June 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ALA 2010, General, Mobile, Presentations | Comments Off on DC-bound

Mobile Site Generator Update: v1.1 (RSS feed parsing)

Friday, April 9th 2010

Last night I pushed out the first major update to the Mobile Site Generator. There’s one big new feature: It can now pull in content to a page from an RSS feed! This feature assumes your web server is running … Continue reading

09. April 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, HowTo, Mobile, Mobile Site Generator, Tech | Comments Off on Mobile Site Generator Update: v1.1 (RSS feed parsing)

Mobile Site Generator

Tuesday, February 9th 2010

I’m really excited to launch a side project this morning that I’ve been working on for a while: Mobile Site Generator After filling out a form with page titles and few other bits of info, the generator spits out a … Continue reading

09. February 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, HowTo, Mobile, Mobile Site Generator, Tech | 5 comments

Mobile apps vs. Mobile web

Thursday, January 7th 2010

Apple loves to tout their 100,000+ iPhone apps. Android recently topped a respectable 20,000. These are both impressive numbers, but how often do we really need an app instead of the good old-fashioned web? Apps lock up data and go … Continue reading

07. January 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Tech, UNC | 3 comments

Review: Motorola Droid

Thursday, December 17th 2009

Now that the Droid has been out for over a month this review might be a little questionably useful for early adopters, but I’m going to go ahead and write it anyway In short, I like the Droid a lot. … Continue reading

17. December 2009 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Reviews, Tech | 2 comments

Publishers don’t understand e-books

Friday, December 11th 2009

This Wall Street Journal article touched many nerves for me: Publishers hold back e-books. So hold on, I’m going to get a bit ranty and this’ll probably be a long post Summary: Two major publishers have decided that they’re going … Continue reading

11. December 2009 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, General, Ramblings, Tech | 12 comments

Sony Reader PRS-505 vs the Kindle 2

Monday, August 3rd 2009

Back in June I picked up a Sony e-book reader when Borders had a sale too good to pass up. It ended up being about half the price of a Kindle (at the time – the Kindle is a bit … Continue reading

03. August 2009 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, General, Reviews, Tech | Comments Off on Sony Reader PRS-505 vs the Kindle 2

Back to life, with news!

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009

I’ve been much quieter here than I intended to be lately, and hope to revitalize my posting routine in the near future. But first, I have news! News! Melissa and I are engaged! I picked out a ring about 2-3 … Continue reading

03. June 2009 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, General, HowTo, Ramblings | 9 comments

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