Posts Tagged ‘apps’

Fotopedia Heritage App

February 28, 2012

Here on TOTD we have been bringing you the best of the web for a number of years. We will from now on also be bringing you the occassional app! Today’s app is fotopedia Heritage available for iphone and ipad for free from itunes.

This app brings you 30,000 stunning photos of  the world’s collective cultural and natural human legacy. Created in conjuction with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre this app will have you lost for hours in the truely remarkable photography as well as interesting stories and information.

The app is currently only available from itunes and is free

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id383327395?mt=8&affId=1788472&ign-mpt=uo%3D6

Searching for an app?

July 29, 2011

Whether it’s an app to use on your shiny new iPad, your old Palm, your desktop PC – this might help you find what you need:

http://www.quixey.com/
 
Give it a go and let us know what you think.
 
Thanks to J for finding this.

Classic Book App

June 14, 2011

The British Library has launched a new app for the ipad giving access to over 60,000 19th century books. The full version of this app will launch in the summer and you’ll have to pay for it but until then a limited version is available, containing thousands of titles, that you can browse for free!

Find out more at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13683880

or download it to your ipad here

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/british-library-19th-century/id439911364?mt%3D8

TestFlight apps

March 29, 2011

Today’s TOTD is a bit more specialized but as we’ve struggled with various issues regarding having an Apple iOS app released into the wild, we suspect others may have done as well.

This: http://testflightapp.com/

allows you to beta test apps before submitting them to the iTunes store.  We’ve not tried it yet, but rest assured we’ll pointing our next developer to the site and would love to hear how others get on with it.

Thanks to E for finding this.

Quick Cite

February 18, 2011

It would have been great if the student built app for Referencing@Portsmouth (finished last summer) could have been made live, but sadly – despite our best efforts – it wasn’t to be.  However, this now exists:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/smartphone-app-makes-book-citations-a-snap/29768?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en#

which might be worth taking at look at.  However, it does cost 59p (our app would have been free), relies on a camera (which rules out older iPod Touches, iPads etc), relies on ISBN barcodes (which rules out books published before 1970 or so), and the screenshots don’t reveal whether their output styles match our guidance or not – so let the buyer beware!

OpenBuildings

October 11, 2010

TOTD first came across this as an iPhone application that allows you locate and find information and images about sites of architectural interest. The website for this “openly editable encyclopedia of buildings from around the world” can be found here:

http://www.openbuildings.com/