Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Emerging Mobile Technologies
How will innovative services like Neven Vision (recently bought by Google in August) and Mobot impact libraries and higher education? Mobot is working to “create interactivity in non-interactive media” and Neven Vision wants to create software that recognizes information within images. Imagine being able to snap a photograph of a library poster or other printed medium and have pertinent information sent directly to your cell phone? The “thumb generation” can type text quickly and efficiently on a cell phone, but most other users find it difficult to do. Luckily, this emerging technology may make finding information that much easier and convenient. Libraries, higher education institutions, the entertainment industry and others should watch this emerging trend in 2007. Stay tuned!