The Library's first smartphone app
Bringing treasures to mobile users
“It was UK iPad app of the week and at one point it was the 12th most downloaded iPad app in the UK store.”
Learning and Digital Programmes Manager
With the launch of its first smartphone app, the Library showed its commitment to innovative ideas that increase access and reach of services. The launch, in partnership with Toura, a leading mobile technology provider for mobile guides, makes more than 100 of the greatest items in the Library’s collections available on mobile platforms including iPhone, Android and iPad.
“We wanted mobile users to enjoy an up-close and personal experience with some of the Library’s unique treasures,” said David Avery, Web Content Developer. “We have provided a truly multimedia experience, including 250 high definition images and over 40 videos with expert commentary and textual interpretation.”
The app is available worldwide, helping to increase the Library’s global profile and generating shared revenue.
Among the treasures selected from the Library’s Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery are the Codex Sinaiticus (the world’s oldest bible), an original Magna Carta of 1215, the Lindisfarne Gospels, Sultan Baybars’ Qur’an and Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks.