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smartphones in retail

smartphones in retail

Retailers around the world are scrambling to understand how the smartphones in the pockets and purses of their customers can be utilized in a meaningful way. When the web appeared on the scene in the mid-90s, many retailers quickly realized that the it offered a way...

exploring social check-In

Social Check-In is an interesting mobile application genre that is getting a fair amount of attention from users. Foursquare, one of the most popular social check-in apps here in the USA, currently has around 10 million users. Even President Obama joined Foursquare...

parabolax: making math fun!

Research has shown that many students are not interested in learning mathematics; they find it difficult to understand, irrelevant to their daily lives, and uninteresting. This thesis explored elements of computer games that may satisfy children’s learning needs and...

Android Remote Control App for Hulu

Android Remote Control App for Hulu

Demo of a "lean-back" Hulu viewing experience, implemented by a senior capstone team here in GVSU's School of Computing. The project involved three primary components: an Android application that takes in user input (queue video and social actions), a server hosted on...

GVSU Laker Mobile

We've just refreshed GVSU Laker Mobile for Android!   Version 1.1.2 introduced a number of exciting new features and also eliminates those 1 or 2 bugs that were bothering you all.  Well ok, maybe there were 3 bugs.  In any case, the new version includes a variety of...

GVSU Blackboard app for iPhone!!

If you're like us GVSU grad students working in the School of Computing's GVSU Mobile Apps and Services Lab the two loves of your life are at minimum your shiny new iPhone and GVSU's learning management system, aka as "Blackboard". We like the rest of you have been...

Can Couch Potatoes be Collaborators?

The Mobile Applications and Services Lab is pleased to announce that Dr. Venu Vasudevan of Motorola Mobility will be giving a guest lecture on Monday, March 28, 2011. All interested faculty and students are welcome to attend. Where: 123 Manitou Hall (GVSU's Allendale...

AR.Drone Maiden Flight

Who say's school can't be fun? Here in the GVSU Mobile Apps & Services Lab we've been waiting a long time to get our hands on one of these high tech toys! The AR.Drone is a remote control quadricopter by Parrot. The really cool thing is that the controller is an...

Shop Social!

We're pleased to announce the availability of MASL's latest mobile app: Shop Social.  The app is available on both iOS devices as well as Android.   Shop Social is an experimental shopping app, and we're hoping you all will find it quite useful and fun. Basically,...

MASL Meetup: Electronic textbooks, tablets, etc.

Please join us this Friday for our next Mobile Apps & Services Lab Meetup. When: Friday, November 19 @ 3pm Where: MAK D2227 Speaker: Dr. Ryan McFall, Associate Prof of CS at Hope College Abstract: Many publishers have touted electronic books as a great idea for...