The Mobile Revolution

June 8, 2012

Students who arrived at u of t this fall toting an iPad, iPhone or other mobile handset found that the university’s libraries and bookstore are offering several new services for them, including the ability to view course readings and e-books on their device. (continue reading..)

MyVoice mobile App Launch

Today, the University of Toronto announced the launch of MyVoice, a cutting-edge mobile app and server system that turns smartphones into speaking aids. This new technology is useful for people living with communications disorders caused by stroke, autism spectrum disorders and neurodegenerative disease. (continue reading...)

SPARK Challenge Apps Workshop #2 & Round 1 Winner Presentations

The SPARK Challenge invites post-secondary students across the GTA to develop original and innovative applications for the Android market. The Challenge encourages participants to get creative and think about how application technologies can be used for social engagement, knowledge dissemination and collaboration. Develop your application to improve one of three categories: education, business collaboration, or social responsibility.

We look forward to your submissions! Good Luck!
To find out more about the contest go to:


January 27, 2012

Welcome to Everything Mobile @ U of T

The use of mobile technologies is expanding at an exponential rate among members of the University of Toronto community, so we’ve set out to create a “clearinghouse” for bringing people, ideas and resources together.

Over time, we’ll be populating this site with information that highlights U of T research and teaching about mobile technologies, with helpful resources for the UofT developer community (both student developers and professional staff developers), and with links to all the mobile projects we can find at U of T.

We’ll also be augmenting the site with two communities of practice discussion groups – one focused on teaching and research, and the other on professional development practices.

Finally, this site will be the virtual front door to a series of mobile development and innovation labs on all three campuses, that will be open to students, faculty and professional staff. See our strategic plan posted to this site for more details.

So, if you are a developer, a researcher, if you’ve got a project or innovation, or if you are teaching a course about mobile technologies here at U of T, please let us know, and we’ll try to get you connected into the community conversation and collaboration. Because everything mobile at UofT, is really about everything you at UofT!

A.J. Hyman,
Director of Academic & Collaborative Technologies, 
University of Toronto