Welcome to the last Weekly Web Watch for awhile. I've enjoyed putting together this wrap-up of the best and brightest of what's come out in the previous week related to mobile ministry but, between the dozens of websites, hundreds of articles, and thousands of Twitter posts I've been tracking to do it, the time I'm investing in it has gotten too great considering what else needs to be done in moving mobile ministry forward. I hope these currated selections of web content have been of assistance to those who have been following them. I plan to provide a listing of the top sites that I have pulled materials from so that you can know the sources which I found most fruitful. It is possible that I may re-establish the Weekly Web Watch at a later point but this is it for at least the next two months.
Apps (Games, QR Codes & Social Media are in their own categories)
Mobile for Good (Health, Development, Education, Activism, Etc.)
Preview Bloodbath 2: Electric Boogaloo - the smartphone wars in year 2011, will be bloodier still (Terrible title but don't miss Tomi's estimates for smartphone operating system worldwide market shares by the end of 2011: Google Android- 35-45%; Apple iOS- 15-18%; RIM/Blackberry- 13-17%; Samsung BADA- 7-9% (aimed at low end smartphones); Microsoft Phone 7- 3-5%; HP WebOS- 1-2% (but this was before the announcement below))
Gaming Going Mobile (thought it might be cool if some outreach teams put together something like this- seems to certainly draw a crowd! The game is secondary to the media playing backpack rig- if you want to learn more about how you could make a splash like this check out a couple other entries on how he put this rig together- Mobile Gaming Rig (MGR) DIY project for the #AngryBirdsDay build up! and Mobile Gaming Rig (MGR) Bringing the Power)
The Secure Smart Camera App for Human Rights Video (might help in safely spreading believers' testimonies)
Digital Storytelling (links to lots of great resources)