Kudos to the student technology team at Hong Kong International School for creating a smart phone / iPhone web application for the 21st Century Learning @ Hong Kong conference this week!

iPhone App - 21st Century Learning @ Hong Kong

This site is also accessible using the shortened URL http://tinyurl.com/21chkiphone. I’m not sure how the students managed to create this site in such short order, but it looks GREAT and is very functional. Great job students! I posted a question to the conference Ning to inquire about how the site was created.

Since this is a web application, you can also visit the site with your web browser on a non-mobile device / computer and explore / browse the available resources.

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6 Responses to A smart phone / iPhone web application for the conference

  1. Dean Mantz says:

    This is a fantastic application idea and how authentic for those students. I would think that ISTE could have these same students create one for Denver 2010. Thus, permitting everyone to establish their schedule using the application.

  2. Alice Barr says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this Wes. What a great example of authentic student work.

  3. I would also be very interested in knowing how to set this up. If you get a response on how they “did it” please share with the rest of us. Thanks.

  4. Wesley Fryer says:

    Christine: I learned the answer yesterday, discussing this with Justin Hardman. Justin is the director of IT for Hong Kong International School. He said students at HKIS downloaded the free / open source Webkit for iPhone/iTouch web application development, and figured out how to create it in short order! It appears there are several downloads and installs you need to do to use it, depending on your platform, but I do NOT think you have to register and pay as an official “Apple Developer” to use it.

  5. Thanks – I will check that out. I also asked for some help from our agency IT folks. I don’t think all of our education conference attendees are ready for this yet, but I think it’s important to push the envelope and move forward. Thanks for the reply and information.

  6. Wesley Fryer says:

    Students from HKIS clarified this on the Ning – they used http://www.jqtouch.com/ to create the conference app in just 2 weeks! They had a team of 3. Wow!

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