mobile device - hand held
Productivity Apps - something that requires alot of productivity by the user (email, photo)
Utility apps - weather, baseball stats, traffic
immersive app - takes over the entire screen
One example from last year: A bug indentifier, you figure out if the bug is poisonous, then it connects you to an exterminator.
Example: productivity app- give lists of baseball cards and the current market value and give a place to actually sell the cards.
utility version - just a chart with current prices
immersive - baseball game
Make thumbs for each category
at least 3,
Also build a product definition statement for each of the ideas - this is like a tagline for the product (not a slogan)
Identify Users goals
and what kind of affordances can you give them
how can you help the user get to the goal
- iPhone (320x480)
- Blackberry Storm (480 x 360)
- Android G1 (320 x 480)
(limited number of airwaves)
This means small images and in general one screen at a time (not too much multitasking).
no flash on some devices
single column layout
mostly uses html 5
m.mysite.com (m.yahoo.com, m.wordpress.com)