Launch of JISC Observatory TechWatch Report on “Delivering Web to Mobile”

A JISC Observatory TechWatch Report on Delivering Web to Mobile is now available on the JISC Observatory Web site.

As described in the introduction to the report:

This report is intended to help staff of UK education institutions, involved in the development of content, gain an understanding of the emerging approaches to delivering services and content for mobile devices using the Web.

The following areas are covered in the report:

  • State of the Mobile Web (including UK HEI findings)
  • Mobile Web Browsers
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Mobile First
  • Progressive Enhancement
  • Server-side Device Detection
  • Dedicated Mobile Site?
  • Mobile Web Apps
  • HTML5
  • Device APIs
  • HTML5 Frameworks
  • “Hybrid Apps”

The report, which was written by Mark Power, JISC Cetis, is the second in a series of TechWatch reports that have been published by the JISC Observatory. The JISC Observatory is provided by the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN together with our fellow Innovation Support Centre at Cetis. The JISC Observatory is a JISC-funded initiative to systematise the way in which the JISC anticipates and responds to projected future trends and scenarios in the context of the use of technology in higher & further Education in the UK.

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