Computing with Mobile Devices

Mobile computing is rapidly replacing desktops for many day-to-day functions. On the jobsite, mobile computing is playing an increasingly important role – from taking pictures and sending emails – to emerging cloud-based applications for construction prints. Take this opportunity to explore what the buzz is about.

Experience all the popular operating systems on both smartphones and tablets in a hands-on, comfortable and accessible class – iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Surface, Apps, QR Codes and more. This interactive course is designed for members to be able to understand the fundamentals of mobile computing.

Those who are new to the world of mobile computing will understand what they need to know in plain English. Participants with more experience will learn to get even more out of these powerful devices and get a chance to test drive several popular platforms – for example, a Blackberry user will get hands-on learning with an iPhone on both smartphone and tablet devices.

Topics covered include how to:

• Take and send pictures

• Manage email

• Browse the web

• Communicate with family and friends

• Discover and install the best apps

• Learn helpful apps for the jobsite and beyond

• Understand device security, backup and loss solutions

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to operate each of the four major mobile device platforms, and have hands-on experience of sample trade-related apps.