March 28, 2017

Numismatics: U.S. Mint Launches App For iOS and Android

From Today’s Launch Announcement: The United States Mint today announced the release of MyUSMint, the bureau’s new mobile application (app) for Android and iOS. [Clip] The free mobile app is now available on Google Play and the App Store. Users who download the MyUSMint app will have easy access to United States Mint products – […]

Popular: UC San Diego Library Web App Now Provides Users With Real Time Computer Availability Info

The University of California San Diego Library partnered with the Academic Computing & Media Services team to make this service available via the library’s mobile web app. From UC San Diego: According to the Library’s Web manager, Steve Wieda, the app has been among the five most used resources on the Library’s mobile platform, with thousands […]

The Top 10 Web Brands, Video Destinations, and Apps of 2012 (U.S.)

New year-end rankings from Nielsen. Smartphone owners became the majority of mobile phone users for the first time this year, growing from 49 percent of mobile subscribers in Q1 2012, to 56 percent by Q3 2012. Mobile app usage also continued to grow. Among the top 10 mobile apps, Twitter was the fastest growing Android […]

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 […]