Learn how to easily design mobile apps for museums using free, open-source platform

Workshop
Slavko Milekic, University of the Arts, USA

In this workshop you will learn how to make a mobile app (for iPhone & iPad, which can be used even on Android phones and tablets!) using English-like scripting language LiveCode. After a successful KickStarter campaign LiveCode raised more than $750.000 and released a free (open source) version of the software. Even more, the applications you have created will also run on desktop computers (Windows, Mac, even Unix) including the ones that use touch-screens. Workshop presenter has created a number of interactive touchscreen museum applications and is currently teaching a course on creating iPhone & iPad applications at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for students without previous programming experience. Some of the class projects were published as apps and can be downloaded from iTunes!

No previous programming experience is required for the workshop. However, the participants are encouraged to look at LiveCode description at http://www.livecode.com and download the free open source version of the software before the workshop. During the workshop we will develop a functional prototype of a museum app (with your input) and test it on a mobile device (iPhone or iPad).

Bibliography:
http://www.livecode.com
http://www.uarts.edu/users/smilekic