Cell Phones as the Next Killer Academic App
in the Chronicle of Higher Education explains how some universities are contracting to provide specialized information services via cell phones to on-campus and commuting students.
The services include a range of information including the weather, course announcements, school closings, available computer lab spaces, and even student blogs on the dormitory and social scene.
Proponents of these systems note that cell phones are displacing email which is now used by students to talk to old people and that the ipod will soon be history. Should all of our applications be cell phone friendly?