[greenstone-users] Greenstone Library on iPhone, iPodTouch,or mobile device

From Oran of Greenstone Team
DateMon Sep 7 12:37:32 2009
Subject [greenstone-users] Greenstone Library on iPhone, iPodTouch,or mobile device
In-Reply-To (4a4726d20909052230i34083d34i78daf3c918fc2003-mail-gmail-com)
Hi Jenna,

I'll alert the people developing Greenstone on the iPod of your message.
I believe this is still largely experimental so it may take some
developer-type work to get it going for your situation. (Or maybe
they'll tell you I'm totally wrong and it's quite straight forward.)

In any case, if you are looking to create a website for mobile devices
using XML, then Greenstone3 is the right choice. Our next release of
Greenstone3 will come with an improved system of interface design. (In
fact, the current release has the first version of the system, it's just
not enabled by default.) Using the the new default interface (currently
called the 'oran' interface) as an example, someone knowledgeable in
XHTML could quite easily create an adapted interface for handheld
devices. The way to proceed would be to edit the .xsl files of the
interface to transform the XML coming from the Greenstone3 library into
XHTML which can be displayed (and looks good) on the handheld device.

Hope this helps,
Oran Fry.


Jenna Langer wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am creating a Greenstone Digital Library for a project for a client,
> and it would be prefered if the library was easily usable on a mobile
> device or iPod Touch. I am not a developer, but I saw that Greenstone
> does have the capability of running on an iPod. What do I need to do
> to get my digital library working on a mobile device? I want the
> library to be easily searchable and browsable as it will serve as a
> mobile field guide. Will It be something that runs on the web or an
> iPhone app that someone downloads? Also, if Greenstone can't do what I
> am am asking, is there a way to create a mobile site using XML, and
> make it so it can still be easily searched? The type of data I will be
> cataloging will be mainly photographs (with hierarchical metadata) and
> potentially some audio.
>
> Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jenna Langer
> Information Management Student
> University of Technology, Sydney
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