March 18, 2018

Recently Launched: Smithsonian Institution Mobile Guide Apps (iOS, Android, Mobile Web)

From the Smithhsonian Web Site: The mobile guide to visiting the Smithsonian, built collaboratively with our visitors. Discover what to see and do, search our collections, access podcasts and other apps, and add your tips and photos to Smithsonian Mobile. Continually refreshed and renewed by both visitors and Smithsonian experts, there’s always a reason to […]

A New Browser Extension: Evernote Clearly (Makes Web Pages, Articles Clean and Easy to Read)

Direct to Evernote Cleary Web Site (Currently Available Only for Chrome) From an Introductory Blog Post (and Video) With one click, Clearly hides all distractions from blogs and articles, allowing you to read in peace. Click on Clearly whenever you visit a blog post or article. Clearly slides in, showing an alternate view of the […]

Publisher's Weekly Releases "Best Books of 2011" Web App

Direct to PW Best Books of 2011 Top 10 Overall Plus, best titles in the following categories: Fictions Mystery/Thriller Poetry Romance Sci-Fi/Thriller/Horror Non-Fiction Children’s Picture Children’s Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Religion Lifestyle    

Award Winning App Concepts: Elsevier Announces Winners of Apps for Library Idea Challenge

Let’s end the week with more contest winners! We’ve posted award winning apps from the National Library of Medicine and from the SciVerse apps contest (links below) over the past few days and now we’ve learned about the winning app concepts from Elsevier’s Library Idea Challenge. Congrats to the winners! Following the submission period (May […]

A New App For iOS: Flow Powered by Amazon (Augmented Reality/Image Recognition)

From an A9  (Amazon Subsidiary) Info Page: Flow uses both barcode and image recognition to continuously recognize tens of millions of products (books, DVDs, CDs, video games, or millions of packaged household items, and/or  point your camera at a UPC ) in a live camera view, with seamless transition between product packaging and barcodes. Users […]

New Statistics From Pew Internet: Apps Downloading Almost Doubles in Two Years

Direct to Complete Report (HTML) ||| PDF Version (33 Pages; PDF) From the Overview Portion of the Report: The share of adult cell phone owners who have downloaded an app to their phone nearly doubled in the past two years – rising from 22% in September 2009 to 38% in August 2011 – according to […]

Elsevier Announces Winners of "Apps for Science" Challenge

Yesterday, we posted a list of the winning apps from the National Library of Medicine Software Development Challenge. Today, word from Elsevier that they’ve announced the winners of their “Apps for Science” contest. These apps utilize and were designed to enhance Elsevier’s SciVerse platform. Congratulations to the winning developers. Direct to Winning Apps From an […]

Cool Award Winning Apps! Winners of National Library of Medicine Software Development Challenge Announced

Congrats and kudos to the winners and those receiving an honorable mention. From the Official NLM Announcement: The library’s software development challenge, Show off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information, solicited applications that used the library’s data to develop innovative ways for people to obtain and share scientific and medical information. Entrants could create […]

British Library Launches iOS and Android Apps for Upcoming Exhibition

From IntoMobile: In an effort that seems designed to reach modern smartphone users, British Library is launching mobile apps for iOS and Android devices for the upcoming exhibition. Titled “Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination,” it shows illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England between the 9th and 16th centuries. [Clip] The […]

Amazon Updates Kindle For Mac App With Support for "Book Extras", Print Replica, and Your PDF Files

We just noticed that the Kindle For Mac app has been updated with support for some new features. Here’s a List of What’s New in Version 1.8.1 (via iTunes App Store): Support for Lion, including Lion’s full-screen mode. Support for collections allows you to take control of your Kindle library and organize your books with […]