[Web4lib] Boopsie app for WorldCat Local?
snearya at oclc.org
Thu Apr 28 14:44:21 EDT 2011
Hi everyone. I would like to clarify my earlier message about WorldCat
Mobile and the pilot app from Boopsie.
> The app continues to be maintained by Boopsie at the same level it has been
> supported since its initial launch. There may be a temporary outage
> currently, due to the Amazon infrastructure issues on Amazon¹s side, but
> Boopsie has maintained the app and it has been running solid since the
> inception in January 2009. Boopsie helped OCLC lead the market on helping
> libraries mobilize and continues to do so, today. They have been a fantastic
> partner to libraries and to OCLC.
> My post indicated that OCLC¹s decision to end the pilot may have been
> influenced by cost. This, in fact, was not true. It was purely a technology
> decision to go with a browser-based approach.
> OCLC fully supports Boopsie as a valued, continuing partner to help libraries
> innovate around mobile services.
> Any questions, please ask.
> Thank you.
> Alice Sneary
> OCLC Marketing
> snearya at oclc.org
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 6:46 AM, SNEARYA <snearya at oclc.org> wrote:
>> Hi Bill.
>> I'm not sure why the app isn't working--it's supposed to still work for
>> anyone who still has it currently installed. But it's no longer being
>> maintained, as the pilot concluded back in November 2010.
>> The results from the pilot indicated that mobile web browser access would
>> support a broader group of people for less cost to the cooperative. So in
>> November 2010, OCLC started a beta of WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local mobile
>> access through the mobile browser for iOS and Androids. Simply go to your
>> WorldCat Local URL and add a /m after it. For example,
>> (Background and more information about the beta is here:
>> We're always interested to hear your experience and ideas about how to
>> improve things. There are more enhancements to the WorldCat Local mobile
>> experience based on user feedback coming this summer--stay tuned!
>> Thank you.
>> Alice Sneary
>> OCLC Marketing
>> snearya at oclc.org
>>> > -----Original Message-----
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>>> > Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:47 PM
>>> > To: lita-l at ala.org; web4lib
>>> > Subject: [Web4lib] Boopsie app for WorldCat Local?
>>> > Does anyone know what is going on with the WorldCat Local app created
>>> > with Boopsie? It no longer works on my Droid2. It now says "Under
>>> > construction." That is pretty weird to me.
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