Well, it was an unexpected and needed time away from the writing/working aspects of MMM this last week, and therefore the Twitter timeline and RSS feeds got a bit filled some some interesting notes. Here are a few items that we made sure to star for later conversations:
Church Mag: Clips is an iPhone/iPad application that enables small group leaders and Bible study teachers to use clips of movies for a teaching aide. Really neat project and one definitely a bit more than the conventional Bible app.
ReadWriteWeb: UCLA is offering a course in Digital Humanities. Not the first time we are seeing a course offering like this, but this is one that evangelists and missionaries might want to take a good look at this offering.
MobiThinking: Recently, Barcelona was declared as GSMA’s Mobile World Capital. In this article, MobiThinking takes a look at what makes up the DNA of a “mobile world capital,” and how some of these lessons can translate to other cities, regions, and mobile-infused industries.
Carnival of the Mobilists: The 251st Carnival of the Mobilists has been published at Mobile Web Company. Lots of insightful readings from around mobile. Be sure to have your submissions ready for the next submission time. Follow @COTMobilists on Twitter to be up to date on the next submission time.
Mobile Groove: Also in the Twitter-like mindset, Mobile Groove is taking the #FF (Follow Friday) format and turning it into an interview series. Catch up with the latest interview and if you are involved with mobile in any aspect, see about getting on the list to be interviewed.
MeeBible: For those interested in lending a hand to an open source Bible application that looks off to a great start, MeeBible for MeeGo and MeeGo Hamarattan devices is underway. Check out the project page for more information and to join in the effort.
Aaron M. Carter: There’s another great article out there talking about using iPad devices in pastoral functions. Check out Aaron M. Carter’s iPad for Pastors article. Great tips and apps noted here.
WIP Connector: There’s an open survey that’s aggregating research for successful mobile applications over at WIP Connector. Please offer your responses as this contributes to a larger research project on successful mobile application development.
TED: There’s a conversation going on where a TED Fellow is looking at the effect of mobile internet on emerging economies. The conversation is open for a few days longer, so do check it out and contribute your insights.
There’s been more, and we’ve tweeted some. Stay tuned this week as we get back into the regular flow of things, and crack open some of the lessons learned in a (forced) vacation.