LibraryThing have just released the Android version of their library finder app. Here's what you can do with it:
- Search catalog, place holds, renew items. It does what the regular catalog does.
- Works on any phone with a web-browsing feature—not just smart phones.
- "Universal Version" is fully compliant with Section 508 and other accessibility standards.
- Geo-location finds your nearest library easily.
- Libraries can display events, branches, contact-a-librarian information, and other mobile pages, or link out to your own existing pages.
- LibraryThing for Libraries customers also get integrated tags, recommendations, information about other editions, and access to over 500,000 reviews.
- Costs far less than similar products.
- Works with most major OPAC systems.
Update: They've updated the download page to include a direct download fo those of us who can't use the Marketplace.
Unfortunately, it's only available in the Android Market. Frankly I don't understand why so many companies don't realize that they're writing off customers.
The Android Market place is not the be-all and end-all of Android app distribution. Most tablet owners don't have access.