April 23, 2014

2nd Edition of New York Public Library’s Biblion, The Boundless Library iPad App Now Available (Free)

The second edition of Biblion: The Boundless Library app for iPad from the NYPL is is now online. It’s a free download from the app store. This edition is titled, Frankenstein: The Afterlife of Shelley’s Circle. Don’t have access to an iPad? Here’s the web version of the new Biblion. – From the iTunes App […]

IMLS Awards $50,000 to the Public Library Association to Prototype a Summer Reading App

From IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced a planning grant of $50,000 to the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association. This National Leadership Grant will aid in the development of a “summer reading app” for mobile devices by the summer of 2013. [Clip] “Research shows […]

ALA’s YASLA Division Launches Teen Book Finder App for iOS (Free)

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From the iTunes App Store: Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States! The Teen Book Finder, generously funded by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, offers easy access to the titles honored each year by the Young Adult Library Services Association, […]

The National Library of Australia’s Catalogue Goes Mobile With New iOS and Android Apps, Library’s Overall Mobile Strategy Recently Made Available

From the NLA Blog: The National Library’s catalogue is now available for your iOS and Android mobile devices. This means you can search our extensive collections, request items and track these items all from the palm of your hand, no matter where you From a NLA Mobile Info Page The mobile catalogue, available through iTunes […]

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Launches a News App for iPad

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From iTunes Description: With this official app from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, stay always up to date with the latest news from NATO on your iPad! View the most recent video’s from NATOchannel.tv, directly on your iPad! Use this app to get better insight on the political themes relevant to NATO and up to […]

Reference Apps: UCSD Creates iPad App for Birders Named Visipedia

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: UC San Diego has developed a visual encyclopedia called Visipedia that’s initially meant to help birders to identify upwards of 500 species of North American birds. But it’s unclear whether this future iPad app is likely to become a hit. In an odd move, the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering […]

Flurry Reports on Emerging Trends in Mobile Apps: Video Sharing Apps Are Hot!

From a Flurry Blog Post: This report reveals emerging trends in mobile app category usage.  By studying how consumer time is shifting across app categories, we provide an early, clear demand signal.  In other words, we see where consumers are spending an increasing amount of time in apps beyond Games and Social Networking to show […]

LinkedIn Releases iPad App

Nice! Details and screencaps in this blog post. Download the Linkedin for iPad App But wait, there’s more! LinkedIn has also released a new version of their site optimized for iPad’s Safari browser. You’ll find the tablet version of LinkedIn here.

Forecast: 80% of Tablet App Downloads Will Be from Games, Digital Publishing, Social Networking, and E-Commerce Categories in 2016

From ABI Research: iPad and Android media tablet users have become and will remain avid app users over the next five years, averaging more than 31 downloads per year per media tablet. A new market intelligence study on emerging tablet applications found that 11 of the 13.7 billion app downloads forecasted for iPad and Android […]

History: NARA Releases DocsTeach App for iPad

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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released the app  DocsTeach iPad app (version 1.0) about two weeks ago.   From Fedscoop: The app allows iPad users to: Choose a historical era or topic to find an activity based on primary source documents such as the US Constitution, the canceled check for the purchase of […]