Volume 1, 2013: Issue 2

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Increasing the availability of information using modern technologies of the open Web to build user interfaces for mobile devices


Bogdan Karolic, Higher Education Technical School of Professional Studies, Serbia


The availability of information at any given time and from any place is critical to almost every modern institution, whether it is a service company, production company, educational institution, or health care provider. In this paper, we investigate the potential use of advanced Web technologies for building user interfaces that will enable access to information regardless of the type of the device or architecture. The information system of The Higher Education Technical School of Professional Studies in Serbia was used for this research study.The school finished two years of planning and development, which allowed the information system to be actively used by approximately 1000 enrolled students and 60 staff members including teachers. Although the information system was in the exploitation phase, its development was still in progress at the time of this research study. As a result, an opportunity emerged from the new user interface upgrade to address the increasing demand for access to information via smartphones. The main hypothesis that this research attempted to investigate was that modern Web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript could be used to build user interfaces, to increase the information availability generated by several types of devices. The application created as a result of this research study was given to a select group of students to assess. Monitoring and analysis of the student usage along with their satisfaction with the new application has shown that HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript are technologies that can be used to address the need for access to information at any time, from any place,and from any device.


Information systems; Information availability; Mobile applications; Web applications; HTML5; CSS3; JavaScript


Student Paper


The Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management (OJAKM), ISSN: 2325-4688


International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management (IIAKM)


2 November 2013