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Mobile Reporting Final Project

Over the last four weeks, we’ve looked at various methods to use your phone as a central point in reporting. We’ve looked at live coverage using both Twitter and video streams. We’ve looked at geolocational reporting, using both MyMaps and Fusion Tables. You’ve been using Posterous as a mobile blogging platform since day one, another great reporting tool. And today, we looked at using Twilio for creating voice-based reports and information collection tools.

For the capstone Mobile Reporting project, you should choose one of these technologies and use it to create a stand-alone (i.e. not related to your mobile blog or any other project we’ve done in class) reporting project. This is something that should be large-scale (remember, you have two weeks to do it). If it’s a live reporting project, it shouldn’t be a single event, but something that unfolds over a few days. If it’s a mobile blog, it shouldn’t be random observations, but a focused, clear reporting project. If it’s a MyMap or a Fusion Tables map, it’s built with many more points than our exercises of two weeks ago. And if it’s Twilio, it’s something that’s generating real value or collecting real data (and uses a real phone number)—again, a focused, reported project.

EXTRA CREDIT: Combine these technologies! If you effectively use two or more of these different technologies in your final project, you’ll receive extra credit.

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  1. Joanna Wesoly
    March 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm


    This is my map of Chicago’s Suburban Haunts. I went to places in Naperville, Joliet and Lockport that were supposed to be haunted to see what I could find. In most cases, I went at night to see if I could find anything interesting and I tweeted along the way.


  2. Chelsea
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  4. Eric Witt
  5. April 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I ended up making a blog telling of my failed attempts:

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