hoopla Digital Announces Release of Version 3.0 ‘LightSpeed’ Interface, Roll Out Underway Across Platforms
Note: Library Journal’s Matt Ennis will have more on today’s hoopla Digital news in an upcoming article.
From hoopla Digital:
hoopla Digital today unveiled its new 3.0 LightSpeed interface and is now starting to roll out the upgrade to Android, iOS and online users in the U.S. and Canada.
hoopla digital’s LightSpeed interface – the 3.0 version of the service – offers a brighter white and blue interface with a more robust recommendations engine and visual features for faster content searches. The new interface also employs an advanced algorithm to provide a more tailored experience along with genre-based searching that empowers cardholders to discover, watch and listen to dynamic content faster.
Patrons using hoopla’s new LightSpeed interface, now have fast access to their borrowing history and newly discovered favorites with fewer touches via hoopla’s ‘Home Screen.’ With hoopla’s LightSpeed, high-resolution artwork provides rapid review of relevant titles and even accelerates the sign-up process for first-time users.
Today’s announcement also points out that hoopla Digital currently provides access to more than 275,000 movies, music albums, TV shows and audiobooks to patrons of 580 public libraries in the United States and Canada. The company launched just about two years ago (March 1, 2013) with 6 library partners.
Read the Complete Announcement
Learn More, Read the hoopla Blog Post
Note: The new versions of hoopla (ver 3.0) for iOS and Android will not be available until March 6, 2015.
See Also: Map of hoopla Library Partners
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