By: Jonathan Engelsma On: March 15, 2010 In: Blog, Events Comments: 0

Wikipedia defines an institutional review board as a committee that has been formally designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans with the aim to protect the rights and welfare of the research subjects. Our approach to mobile application research often involves real applications used...

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By: Jonathan Engelsma On: March 1, 2010 In: Blog, Events Comments: 0

This talk is our second on server side technologies for mobile apps. It will be an introduction into Ruby and Rails describing it’s strengths as a web application framework. Topics will include database access and manipulation, RESTful resources, Ruby as a language, and integrations and RESTful APIs which are...

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By: Jonathan Engelsma On: February 25, 2010 In: Blog, News Comments: 10

The GVSU Mobile Applications and Services Lab (MASL) is pleased to announce the availability of GVSU Laker Mobile – an iPhone application that puts all things GVSU right into your pocket! This project was originally conceived in a brainstorming session during Fall semester involving Prof. Jonathan Engelsma and a...

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By: Jonathan Engelsma On: February 15, 2010 In: Blog, Events Comments: 0

Proficiency with the iPhone/Android SDKs these days is obviously one tool that must be in the mobile developer’s toolbox. However, in addition to the applications installed on the devices themselves, most interesting mobile applications these days involve services that are hosted in the network. Hence, architecting and implementing good...

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By: Jonathan Engelsma On: January 28, 2010 In: Blog, Events Comments: 0

It’s likely not a day goes by when you don’t hear about some new cool mobile application that just got launched.  What you likely haven’t heard much about was the “behind the scenes” story.  For example, how does one go about writing such an app, what tools are needed,...

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By: Jonathan Engelsma On: January 18, 2010 In: Blog, Events Comments: 0

The Mobile Applications and Services Lab will hold its bi-weekly research group meeting this week Tuesday (January 19) at 4pm-5pm in D2-168 Mackinac Hall. Dr. Engelsma will give a short topic on emerging mobile applications in the retail industry. This will be followed by a sequence of 3-5 minute...

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By: Jonathan Engelsma On: January 13, 2010 In: Blog, News Comments: 0

You have arrived at the new website of the GVSU Mobile Applications and Services Lab. Since our initial launch in September 2009, our lab has been a very busy place indeed. Over the holidays we finally found time to put together this site which we hope provides the GVSU...

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