Teen lit fans, library staff, educators, parents and teen readers with Apple devices can now visit the Apple App Store and download the free <a href="http://itunes.com/apps/teenbookfinder">Teen Book Finder</a>, the first app created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.</p>
Google enables mobile printing for Gmail and gDocs via its CloudPrint service for any of its supported mobile platforms (Android 2.1+ and iOS 3+). This means that you’ll be able to print using these services from your Android phone, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to any printer attached to your Windows 7 PC. Clever, and potentially very useful, especially as the tablet form factor becomes more central in offering library services.
Today's WWDC announcements were almost entirely, as expected, focused around the iPhone 4 hardware and the iOS4 software. The software had a few pieces that are interesting for libraries, the largest being that the iBook store is coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch with iOS4, and that it will be updated to handle PDF's natively in the iBook interface. But it was the hardware that was really interesting. Here's the highlights as I see them:
I’m probably the last ALA conference/meeting-goer to realize this, but the Boopsie app is awesome. I haven’t even left for Boston yet, but this app is already changing how I’ll do the meeting. It’s a simple interface offering a meeting schedule, upcoming sessions, a listing of exhibitors (including yours truly, #1402), Boston restaurants, Boston hotels, and an #alamw10 twitter stream. It almost replaces the Meeting Guide—my #totebag just got a little bit lighter.