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Happy New Year!

I hope our first newsletter of 2012 finds you having a prosperous beginning to the year. This month I wanted to touch on the growing trend of using iPad and Android tablets as training tools.

We are seeing a large increase in corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions exploring and implementing projects that use tablets as a tool to educate, certify, and test individuals. Tablets are increasingly being seen as a perfect medium due to their screen size, light weight, WiFi capabilities and lower total cost of operation than continuous printing of paper texts and tests.

Accella has helped our clients develop training and certification apps for emergency medical technicians, hands only CPR, testing for college & high school exams, as well as in several other industries that we will highlight in later case studies.

As always just contact me if you would like to learn more about how tablets can be used as an effective training tool, and keep your fingers crossed that the ground hog does not see his shadow this week! I’m ready for Spring!

John Rainey
VP of Business Development
Accella
o. 410.982.6698
e. john.rainey@accella.net

Maryland Lottery Launches Their Mobile Website

Accella teamed up with GKV to bring mobility to the MD Lottery

Today's EngineerBuilding a mobile version of your website is becoming more and more important as people become more and more accustomed to surfing online using their phone or tablet.

While some people may be used to viewing full websites through a mobile browser, and in some cases, that may work, for companies truly trying to reach a mobile user, building a mobile version of your website is fast becoming a "Must Have," not just a "Nice to Have."

The Maryland Lottery's site, which retains the same web address, mdlottery.com, provides the convenience of mobile access with clearer graphics, as well as the most relevant information, such as Lottery drawings results, current jackpot numbers and Lottery news. It also provides quick access to connect with the Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Read more about the Maryland Lottery Launching their mobile site

Building Tablet Apps for Business: The Time Has Come

An Infographic of tablet adoption in the US

Today's EngineerThe rate of adoption of tablets is growing at an extremely fast past. With the introduction of several Android alternatives to the iPad, early adopters are no longer the only people using tablets. They have found their way in to homes, businesses, schools, and government organizations.

While many of our clients websites will render just fine on today's tablets, thier mobile applications either need to be reconfigured to render properly, or redone in order to take full advantage of the capabilities of tablets.

Users expect a different user experience when they go between their phone, laptop and tablet. So when you design and develop your application, you have to take that in to consideration. While phone apps need to be fast, agile, and easy to navigate, you can take a few more liberties with a tablet, using more memory, adding in more features and functionality, and really building the user experience.

Tablet Adoption At Work - A look at the Numbers

Some Quick, Interesting, & Entertaining Links

Today's EngineerJailbreaking your iPhone: It could cost you $2500
We think it should stay legal as many of our developers and clients rely on this practice

HTML5, more of what it can do. Like Build "Cut the Rope"
Game Developer uses HTML5 to reconstruct the popular mobile game for desktop platforms

Looking to Integrate Mobile Payments to your App? Try Square, the President is doing it
Obama's campaign is using Square to accept campaign donations

Every Presentation Ever
A rather entertaining look at every presentation ever...I hope you never have to sit through one of these, or worse, you ever give one of these presentations.

Today's Engineer

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