Make Photon Wifi

Make Getting Started With the Photon: Making Things With the Affordable, Compact, Hackable Wifi Module By Monk, Simon/ Supalla, Zach (FRW) Book – 2015

A tiny, wonderful book for a tiny, wonderful module. The Photon is a stamp sized processor board with an ARM processor and WIFI networking. The book is 200 pages packed with information on programming (C language), electronics (breadboard with simple components), and IOT (Internet Of Things) system design. Build 15 simple projects. Control the Photon remotely from a smartphone app or directly from a PC.

Experienced programmers or technologists will be able to skip most of this book. High school students will enjoy the projects, and learn so much.

On the Move with the Mobile Web

On the Move with the Mobile Web – Libraries and Mobile Technologies, Ellyssa Kroski, ALA, 2008

This is the July 2008 issue of Library Technology Reports, so it is somewhat dated. It is an introduction to web access from mobiles such as smartphones and PDA’s. A 5 page section is on library services via mobile. 45 pages, journal format.

Professional Android Application Development

book coverProfessional Android Application Development / Reto Meier, Wiley, 2009

Developers of mobile applications need look no further, Android is here. Several compelling factors put Android on the top of the pile compared with iPhone, Palm, BB and Nokia. This book is an introduction to app development, well written, with many examples, 400 pages.