iPhone-Application von Librarything: Local Books

Im Librarything-Blog beschreibt Tim Spalding eine iPhone-App, mit der Bibliotheken, Buchläden und andere verbuchte Orte gesucht und gefunden werden können. “Local Books” kann:

* Search for venues (bookstores and libraries) as well as events near your current location using the iPhone’s built-in location features.
* Search for venues and events at any location or by name.
* Venues can be sorted by distance, name, or type.
* Venues are color coded, following the maps on LibraryThing Local (colors correspond to the colors used on maps in LibraryThing Local).
* Each venue has a detail page with a map. Tap it to jump to the iPhone Maps application.
* Venues often sport a description, clickable website and phone number links, events, and a photo.
* You can favorite locations and events, and there’s a “Favorites” list where you can find them.(1)

Wer seine Bibliothek dort verzeichnet wissen will, muss sie einfach in Librarything Local eintragen.

Die Bezeichnung ist nicht sehr glücklich gewählt. “Local Book Places” wäre eventuell angebrachter.