Library Anywhere Android app now available

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.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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