As smartphones becomes more common and powerful we have a great opportunity to redefine our habits given the possibilities of todays handheld devices. In the context of education there is an emerging but steadily increasing interest in using e-books instead of traditional books.
Goal: To create a stylish, responsive, android based, e-book reader with good support for educational books.
Educational books have a number of needs that are not met by the readers of today, some of which are listed below:
Naturally, there should be a heavy emfasis on design and usability in the project focused on the challenge of utilizing the small screen size in an efficient and stylish way. If time allows the project could be expanded in several ways, some possible directions could be:
The development of an online storage service for e-books and sync for meta-data such as current page, bookmarks etc.
Målgrupp D, IT
Object oriented programming. It is advisable to own an Android smart phone for testing and debuging. Knowledge of and/or an interest in html, css and android development is great. Lastly, a commitment to good design, both of the code and the interface, is assumed.
Daniel Ström (Student, garantiplats)
Institution Data- och informationsteknik
Uppdaterad: 27 oktober 2011