Peter Brantley has an interesting blog post in which he laments the lack of ebook or library-related apps for the iPhone, citing this past weekend's 3G launch as a missed opportunity. Is anyone working on such an application? If it's for a small audience (patrons of one community or institution) will Apple even allow it in the store, or does it have to be an application from someone like OCLC that can scale to collections worldwide? Accessing the library's website is one thing, but surely there are task-specific things that can be well-served from an application? (Peter points out GPS-enabled "where's the closest library with this book?" as an example).
an SMS message from the catalog - uploaded by misterbisson