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Hi Magen,

My job listing advertised wanting someone to create apps.

My answer is that it is easier to create a web app in HTML5 than it is to actually create a mobile app that you can download in an app store.

The reason for this is you just have to write the app once – for use in a mobile browser.

This way, the app is cross-platform, for use on both Android, Desktop, and iOS Web browsers.

There is one forest bioenergy app I’m aware of so far that takes this approach:

http://woodenergy.umn.edu/BiomassCalculator/

What kind of app are you thinking of making, if you don’t mind my asking?

I’m interested in trying my hand at making an app – but I don’t yet have a clear understanding of what’s already out there and what the priority needs are.

Thanks,

Tanner

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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