In this special holiday broadcast we review various accessories and adapters for mobile devices.
In this episode we discuss mobile video, video tips, camera apps, editing apps, and how we can start using video in Extension.
Video Filming Apps
- Vine – tell a story in six seconds (iOS, Android)
- Instagram – 15 second videos (iOS, Android)
- FiLMic Pro – “pro” video filming app (iOS)
Video Editing Apps
- iMovie – easy video editing for (iOS)
- Givit – free video editing app (iOS)
- Magisto – magical video editor (iOS, Android)
- Videolicious – simple video creation with voice over recording (iOS)
- Splice – another iOS video editor (iOS)
Special Effects Video Apps
- FlipFilmer – virtual flipbook with 3D effect (iOS)
- ToonCamera – turn your video into a live cartoon (iOS)
- Toon Cam – Android cartoon video app (Android)
- 8mm – Vintage camera video look (iOS)
Other Specialty Video Apps
- Ustream – broadcast live video (iOS, Android)
- Vyclone – collaborative video app (iOS, Android)
- Animoto – easily create video/photo montages (iOS, Android)
- SloPro – slow motion video (iOS)
- Xfer Videos – transfer videos via BlueTooh or WiFi (iOS)
Mobile Video Accessories
- Glif – minimalist iPhone stand and tripod mount
- GripTight GorillaPod Stand – bendable tripod for smartphones
- iStabilizer FLEX – flexible tripod for smartphones
- iStabilizer Monopod – handheld monopod for smartphones
- iRig Mic – handheld condenser mic for iOS devices
- Shutter Remote for iOS – snap phoots and videos from up to 35ft away
- Owle Bubo – iPhone tripod mount, stabilizer and accessories mount
- Steadicam Smoothee – shoot smooth video on iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5
Here is a collection of mobile applications and methods to help Extension professionals (originally posted on eXtension website.)
Helpful Applications for Extension Professionals – (no official extension endorsement of these apps by this posting.)
- Adobe– download as PDF’s to read later
- Skype, Facetime, GoogleHangout – video access via phone or tablet
- QR Code – QR Reader, Scan, link to video and websites
- Mobile books – Kindle, Nook, iBooks
- ClickerSchool – poll audiences using App and internet connection… no need for clickers, only uses texts from the audience
- SOS – first aid
- Word/office tool: Google Docs/Drive , Documents to go, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers
- Mobile printing from phone / tablet – HP’s e-print, Google cloud printing
- Cloud Documents – Google Docs / Drive, Dropbox, iCloud
- E-mail – K-9 Mail, Yahoo
- Page scanner – Image to Text
- Evernote – Capture products (notes, documents, voice)
- Square – Payment gateway
- Package tracker – UPS / Fed ex
- Meeting scheduler – Doodle
- Social media – Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pintrest, Linked in
- Social Media Posting – Hootsuite, Facebook Pages
- News – CNN, Fox, Smart Briefs, Flipboard, Pocket
- Weather – Weather Bug, Weather Channel
- Maps – Google Maps (navigate feature), Apple Maps
- Flashlight – Flashlight (using camera flash)
- Kids Nutrition Games – Eat this not that,
- Allowance – iAllowance app keeps track of chores that kids are assigned
- Extension Apps – myUNLextension, Nebraska Extension 4-H at the Fair, Feed Cost Calculator (SDSU), Backyard Farmer
- Web Conferencing – Adobe Connect, Web Ex, Go to Meeting
- Camping – Geocaching, Camp Ohio (4-H camp), Camp Songs)
- Cell phone provider – check minutes, texting, data plan, so you don’t go over the limit.
If you are looking for a new smartphone and wondering what is available and the differences between the various offerings from the top manufacturers, check out this article from Ars Technica: The State of Smartphones in 2012: Part I of our Ultimate Guide
For those who missed it, here is the November 2012 EMDUG online meeting recording. In this latest recording we talk about: how to research, evaluate and purchase apps; Denise Ruttan from Oregon State University Extension and Experiment Station Communications shares her Android experiences; Jeff Hino discusses his new Apple iPad Mini; and we review some apps (see list below).
This latest meeting was also an interesting experiment in mobile technology use. We used an app called Reflector (previously Reflection) which works with Apple’s Airplay technology to mirror an iPhone screen (including the video feed from the onboard iPhone camera) to a Macbook laptop’s screen, which in turn shared it’s screen through Adobe Connect. If you watch the recording you can see what we’re talking about. The frame rate is kind of slow and choppy because of the technological hoops we were jumping through, but you can still see what we were doing.
Planet of the Apps
Here are the apps we reviewed:
- PDF Notes for iPad – PDF annotation app (iPad)
- Retro Camera – artistic photo app (Android)
- Career Explorer 4-H – career exploration game for youth (iPad)
Post from Mississippi State University Extension Center for Technology Outreach about purchasing tablets for children: Tablets can be fun, educational gifts – by Mariah Smith
Wondering what to give your mobile device loving family member or friend this holiday season? Looking for a special mobile gift for yourself? Well, get ready to Deck the Halls with these great gift ideas:
- iPhone & iPod Holiday Buying Guide 2012
- Customisable Christmas: Mobile phone accessories and Tablet accessories
- Unique and custom iPhone Cases
- ZAGG Bluetooth Keyboards and Cases for iPad
- Gift Guide: The 5th Generation iPod Touch
- 25 Gifts for the Mobile Photography Enthusiast
- Gifts for iPad lovers: 2012 holiday guide
- Engadget’s holiday gift guide 2012: smartphones
- Android Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 Gifts Under $100
- Android Smartphone Buyer’s Guide For Budget-Minded Customers: The Best Devices For $99.99 Or Under
- Parrot A.R. Drone – a flying drone you can control with your iPhone or iPad
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for another fun and informative Extension Mobile Device User Group (EMDUG) online meeting this Thursday, November 29 from 2:00-2:45 p.m.
This month we will have a special guest, a real live Android smart phone user! (don’t want you Android fans feeling left out!) We will also talk about how to find, evaluate and obtain apps; review the new iPad Mini from Apple; discuss the Responsive Design makeover of this blog and, of course, more mobile app reviews and recommendations from Jeff and I.
As always, this session is geared towards EMDUG members, but open to anyone interested in mobile device use.
The online meeting will be done via Adobe Connect (instructions below).
Access information for the online “EMDUG Meeting”
Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 2:00-2:45 p.m. PDT
Just enter as a GUEST by typing your name in the text box that appears.
For this session you will be listening to audio via your computer speakers. If you are in a public area, consider using a set of headphones. A chat window will be available so you can ask us questions.
NOTE: This webinar will be recorded and available online for those who are unable to attend the session.