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Library based apps

Page history last edited by Phil Bradley 4 years ago

I really couldn't run a course on Apps for librarians without including a video showcasing some apps that librarians have produced. I put out a call on Twitter, and these are the first ones that came back to me, so there's no favoritism, just first come, first served as it were. However, if you've got a library app that you're particularly pleased with, we'd love to hear about it - please put a link into the comments field at the bottom and we can all take a look. Or produce your own video, and we can upload it for everyone to see it.

 

Library Apps.

If you want to view this video online at YouTube visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn9Lhz3lsf4 

 

The Edinburgh Libraries app is available at

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/edinburgh-libraries/id423710414?mt=8 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.solus.solusprototype 

 

The Manchester Libraries app is available at

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/manchester-libraries/id588973651?ls=1&mt=8 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.solus.manchesterlibraries 

 

The Hertfordshire Libraries app is available at

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hertfordshire-libraries/id893961858?ls=1&mt=8 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.solus.hertfordshire 

 

Birmingham's Dozens and Trails website is at http://dozensandtrails.com/ and the app can be downloaded at

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dozens-trails/id590655699 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.substrakt.dozens 

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University app is available at

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mycardifmet/id618119942?mt=8 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ombiel.campusm.cardiffmet 

There is also a web based app for any device that is using a browser https://cardiffmet.ombiel.co.uk/campusm/home#select-profile  

 

Reading magazines

There are plenty of ways that you can read magazines online, and most of them do involve money. I've got two examples here, one which works with your library and your library account and is free; the other one is a priced product which runs on a subscription basis.

if you want to watch this at YouTube it's available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pEoQ0FuCRw 

The Zinio for Libraries app is available at

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/zinio-for-libraries/id952437054?mt=8 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zinio.mobile.android.libraries&hl=en 

 

Readly has a website at https://gb.readly.com/ 

If you want to download the app, it's available at 

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/app/id599256899?ls=1&mt=8 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.readly.client&hl=gb 

Although the app itself is free, you need to stump up your £7.99 monthly subscription in order to make use of it. However, if you want to try it out, follow the link 

 

Leisure time

Don't forget that using your library should be a fun activity as well - you don't need me to tell you that it's got some great leisure resources. So, just for fun I put together a list of a few games that I like to play. It's a very personal collection - you may hate all of them, but take a look, and see what you think. 

If you want to watch this one YouTube, you trot along with your browser hand in hand to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbyuHqffMdU 

 

Badland is available at

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/badland/id535176909?mt=8 (This is a paid app and costs £2.49)

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogmind.badland&hl=en 

 

The website for The Room is at http://www.fireproofgames.com/games/the-room and includes lots of details about the game. If you want to play it, all the versions are available at

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/fireproof-games/id552039499 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.FireproofStudios.TheRoom 

 

Real Racing from EA has a website at http://www.ea.com/real-racing-3/ and the app is available at

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-racing-3/id556164008?mt=8 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.r3_row&referrer=mat_click_id%3Dbaf6fa3528540470b0b86145325db6a2-20160802-943%26utm_source%3DNE 

 

Wordbrain is available at 

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wordbrain/id708600202?mt=8 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.maginteractive.wordbrain&hl=en 

(If you get stuck, you can get all of the answers for all of the levels at http://wordbrain.info/en/ ) 

 

Temple Run 2 is the most recent version of the game, but the first edition can also be downloaded as well. 

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/temple-run-2/id572395608?mt=8 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imangi.templerun2&hl=en 

 

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