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Presented at the Nevada Library Association Conference 2013, Reno NV.

Presented at the Nevada Library Association Conference 2013, Reno NV.

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  • 1. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! www.nptechforgood.com Librarian and Patron Edition Nevada Library Association Conference - October 19, 2013 Presented By Sena Loyd, @Two Digital Learning Center Manager, Carson City Library sloyd@carson.org, 775-887-2244 x1018
  • 2. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! WHAT IS AN APP? App = Application Generally Mobile Software
  • 3. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! MOBILE CONNECTIONS will hit 10 MILLION by 2016 Cisco predicts
  • 4. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! WHY APPS MATTER! 91% of American Adults Own a Cell Phone 56% of American Adults Own a Smart Phone 34% of American Adults Own a Tablet Computer Pew Internet: Mobile  September 18, 2013
  • 5. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! WHY APPS MATTER! of Adults 60% Access the Internet 52% Send or Receive Emails 50% Download Apps Pew Internet: Mobile  September 18, 2013 with a Cell Phone!
  • 6. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! WHY APPS MATTER! as of 2013 900,000 800,000 120,000 100,000 Mobile Statistics 2012 Apple Android (Includes Kindle) Blackberry Windows apps available!
  • 7. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! WHY APPS MATTER! as of 2012-13 50,000,000 48,000,000 3,000,000 ???,??? Mobile Statistics 2012 Android (Includes Kindle) Apple Blackberry Windows apps downloaded!
  • 8. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! WHY APPS MATTER! time to 50 MILLION USERS 38 YEARS 13 YEARS 4 YEARS 50 DAYS Mobile Statistics 2012 RADIO TV INTERNET DRAW SOMETHING APP
  • 9. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! WHY APPS should MATTER to Libraries! Americans say that they would wider uses of embrace technology at libraries. 6% of Americans ages 16 and older had used a mobile device to connect to a library site in 2009 13% of Americans ages 16 and older had used a mobile device to connect to a library site in 2013 University of Washington Study 2009 Mobile Connections to Libraries Pew Study 2012
  • 10. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! WHY APPS should MATTER to Libraries! Americans say that they would wider uses of embrace technology at libraries. Apps-based access to library materials and programs: 35% of Americans ages 16 and older would “very likely” use that service and 28% say they would be “somewhat likely” to do so. Library Services in the Digital Age Pew Study 2012
  • 11. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! WHY APPS should MATTER to Libraries! Americans say that they would wider uses of embrace technology at libraries. GPS-Navigation apps to help patrons locate materials inside library buildings: 34% of Americans ages 16 and older would “very likely” use that service and 28% say they would be “somewhat likely” to do so. Library Services in the Digital Age Pew Study 2012
  • 12. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! AccessMyLibrary uses your global position to locate libraries within a 10-mile radius, then will give you access to online Gale resources. Cost: Free Category: Reference Platforms: Apple Android
  • 13. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Allrecipes.com Dinner access shopping lists, search recipes by dish, cooking time, ingredients, find recipes that match your diet. Cost: Free, $2.99 Pro Category: Food & Drink Platforms: Apple Android Windows 8
  • 14. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! App Advice tells you everything you need to know about apps and your iPhone or iPad. Whats the latest app news? Cost: $1.99 Category: News Platforms: Apple
  • 15. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! apps.usa.gov 353 apps in subjects such as Reference, Utilities, Health and Fitness, Medical, News, Travel and Lifestyle. Cost: Free, Varies Category: Many Platforms: Apple Android Blackberry
  • 16. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! ArticleSearch browse scientific papers, journals, articles, magazines and more academic publications. Includes abstracts and full text. Cost: Free, In-App Purchases Avail. Category: Education Platforms: Apple
  • 17. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Bloomberg comprehensive access to global business and finance news, market data and portfolio tools. Personalization available. Cost: Free Category: Finance Platforms: Apple Android Blackberry Windows
  • 18. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! City Guides Catalog traveling somewhere? Get this FREE city guide with the restaurants, attractions, hotels and reviews from TripAdvisor. No data. Cost: Free Category: Travel Platforms: Apple Android
  • 19. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Cities - Nat Geo explore the best of four of the world’s most vibrant cities - London, Paris, Rome and New York. Cost: Free Category: Travel Platforms: Apple
  • 20. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Dictionary.com #1 FREE dictionary app for apple and android. Cost: Free Category: Reference Platforms: Apple Android
  • 21. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere are share them easily. Upload files to your free account. 2gb. Cost: Free Category: Productivity Platforms: Apple Android Blackberry
  • 22. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! DuckDuckGo offers you a better way to search and take on Stories. Search anonymously. Cost: Free Category: Reference Platforms: Apple Android
  • 23. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! EasyBib create MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code, create a database of citations. Cost: Free Category: Education Platforms: Apple Android
  • 24. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Evernote is easy to use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized! Cost: Free Category: Productivity Platforms: Apple Android Windows
  • 25. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Flipboard is your personal magazine. Select the news you want to read! Cost: Free Category: News Platforms: Apple Android
  • 26. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Google Translate translate text between more than 70 languages! Cost: Free Category: Reference Platforms: Apple Android
  • 27. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! HootSuite helps you spread social media messages, monitor conversations, and track results. Cost: Free, In-App Purchases Avail. Category: Social Networking Platforms: Apple Android
  • 28. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! iAnnotate PDF use to read, mark up, and share PDF, DOC, PPT and image files! Cost: $9.99 Category: Productivity Platforms: Apple Android
  • 29. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! iTunes U Cost: Free Category: Education Platforms: Apple gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools - plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free educational content.
  • 30. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Job Search by Indeed Job searching on the go with the most comprehensive search engine for jobs. Cost: Free Category: Business Platforms: Apple Android
  • 31. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Khan Academy/ Kh Android allows you to learn almost anything for free. Cost: Free Category: Education Platforms: Apple Android
  • 32. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Mango Languages free access to over 40 foreign language courses and 15 English courses taught in users native language. Cost: Free, in-App and Library Subscription Category: Education Platforms: Apple Android
  • 33. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Merck PTE HD periodic table of elements. Cost: Free Category: Education Platforms: Apple Android
  • 34. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Moo, Baa, La La La! Sandra Boynton’s best selling book. Cost: $3.99 Category: Books Platforms: Apple
  • 35. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Netflix movies on the go! Cost: Free, subscription Category: Entertainment Platforms: Apple Android
  • 36. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! NPR News a delightful news magazine. Cost: Free Category: News Platforms: Apple Android
  • 37. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! OverDrive read and listen to eBooks and audiobooks from your library on the go or at home. 22,000 libraries nationwide. Cost: Free Category: Books Platforms: Apple Android Blackberry Windows Nook
  • 38. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Reference USA Cost: Free Category: Reference Platforms: Apple Android a premiere business and consumer reference and research tool offering instant, real-time access to in-depth information on millions of businesses in the USA.
  • 39. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! TED presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people. Cost: Free Category: Entertainment Platforms: Apple Android
  • 40. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Thank you! Presented By Sena Loyd, @Two Digital Learning Center Manager, Carson City Library sloyd@carson.org, 775-8872244 x1018