George Fox University’s  Center for Mobile Computing is a collaboration between the Institutional Technology, IT, department and the Computer and Information Science, CSIS, program. Students in both Computer Science and Information Science majors will be engaged with the new Center for Mobile Computing application development. The Center intentionally focuses on development for the Apple’s Touch computing highlighted by the iPhone. The Center for Mobile Computing will enable the design, development, and deployment of a variety of mobile computing projects engaging CSIS and Engineering students with faculty and IT professionals.

Initial projects such as the iGFU mobile portal, have led to increased adaptation of our new Oracle PeopleSoft services to be made available via the iPhone. This is an area where we will be focusing more development in order to further leverage our new PeopleSoft implementation. 

We are also very proud of the work done by our Senior Application Developer, Brian McLaughlin, whose iPhone Geocaching application released by is now available via the iTunes App Store Geocaching Program. Also just released "Sparta" an iPhone game from Pocket Monkey Games developed by a current GFU student, Kris Jones.

Apple, Inc. provides great resources such as: the iPhone Developer University Program that we will be utilizing. However, the CMC will also be tracking with all mobile computing platforms including Google's Android.

The verdict on the future of the Internet is in (once again), and experts overwhelmingly agree that by 2020 much of the world’s population will connect to the Web using mobile devices, according to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The report, “The Future of the Internet III,” included predictions from some 600 experts, including scholars and Internet stakeholders, about what path the Internet will take.

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