This Week in mLearning Podcast – Native Apps vs. Mobile Web [Episode 2]

Welcome to our second episode of our new podcast entitled “This Week in Mobile Learning.” Below is a summary of topics we discussed this week. For those asking about when this podcast will be available through iTunes, I have already submitted the show and I’m now awaiting approval from Apple. Please let us know what you think of our format and your comments are always appreciated.

  • This week´s stories: Google’s Project Glasses, Instragram bought by Facebook for a cool Billion, Adobe Shadow 2, etc.
  • Tablet growth, adoption and usage and mLearning, the hot topics at Bersin Impact 2012
  • Tablets as content creation devices
  • Native apps vs. the mobile web: What is a viable solution for developing and deploying mLearning? Advantages and disadvantages of both approaches.
  • Hybrid Apps
  • Issues with App Store
  • New Trend: “Build your own app” (DIY) initiatives and possibilities for templates
  • Discussing an ideal and a realistic scenarios for mLearning. What if we had an Evernote-like App for mLearning?
  • PhoneGap for mLearning
  • App of the week: Snapguide
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About RJ Jacquez

My name is RJ Jacquez, Mobile Learning Analyst and Consultant, helping companies understand the potential of Mobile and make a successful transition from eLearning to mLearning in their organizations. Also a Mobile Learning Evangelist, Podcasting and Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it happens. Before that, I worked for Adobe Systems and Macromedia as a Senior Evangelist. I'm honored to be among great company in the following lists and articles: 1) mLearning’s game changers: Who’s on your dream team? ( 2) Top 25 Most Influential Bloggers in Technical Communications ( 3) Top 20 most influential tweeters in eLearning, training and HR ( 4) I was also mentioned in this article on Why Every Company Needs a Robert Scoble (infographic) for my work as an Adobe Evangelist ( Please follow me on Twitter @rjacquez

    Phreaking AWESOME!!!  Loved the podcast.  RJ… you hit the nail on the head about UI design and UX as art / beauty… it sells for a reason.  Have you seen Bret Victor’s “Inventing on Principal”?  He’s the guy that designed the UX for the iPad… and he’s moving on to bigger and better things. 

    It’s long… but it’s soooo worth it!  Imagine applying his principal to mobile UI/UX design.  We can do better!

  • Jason Haag

    Great job guys!