Features of the Norfork Library mobile app

Posted by Johny Dean on December 1st, 2014

Mobile applications are created to enhance our lives, allowing us to do a lot of things with the help of a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile device, things that were not possible in the past. For example, today we can purchase things online, communicate with our friends for free by using social networking websites, work on various projects from the comfort of our home, and read books anytime we want, regardless of our location.

Speaking of reading books online, this is one of the many features provided by the Norfork Library mobile app, the Virginia Beach Library mobile app and other library mobile apps developed by Boopsie. With such applications, patrons can get access to large collections of books, learn about libraries’ hours of operation and contact information, stay up-to-date with their favorite library’s news via its blog posts, and so much more.

eBooks, eAudioBooks, video content, newspaper and magazine articles are just a tap away. A mobile device user who wants to read an eBook, for example, has to click on "Download eBook" and wait for a new page to appear. This page will feature the eBooks that are immediately available. If the user is interested in one of them, they only need to click on the name of the eBook and then download it to their smartphone or tablet.

Another interesting feature of the Norfork Library mobile app is "Library Locator"; this allows patrons to find a library near them. Because this application is GPS aware, it will provide users with more than just the postal address of the nearby libraries, but also with the exact distance between the user's location and the address of the featured libraries. Moreover, users can map the library and see more clearly how far it is from their location.

If users want to call a certain library, they do not have to use a search engine to find the phone number of that particular library. All that they have to do is to use the "Click to call" function of this mobile app, function available also when accessing the "Library Locator" feature. In addition, users can click to send e-mails and access the library’s hours of operation.

To access the Virginia Beach Library’s hours of operation, for example, users can follow two ways after downloading the Virginia Beach Library mobile app: click on "Library Locator" and find out everything they want about this particular library in terms of postal address, e-mail address, phone number, position on the map, and hours of operation, or go directly to "Library Hours" and see the exact days and hours when the library is open, and also get information on the library’s hours of operation during holidays.

The Norfork Library mobile app, the Virginia Beach Library mobile app, and all the applications developed by Boopsie come with a number of interesting features that can be discovered by visiting the developer's website or better, by downloading one of these library apps.

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