"Mobile Libraries Is Devoted To Documenting Any and All Topics Relating To Services Provided By Libraries To Patrons Within Mobile Environments. Library Mobile Services Are Defined As Any And All Library Services That Are Provided Via Mobile Technologies."
Previously available as a website optimized for mobile devices, Worldcat Local is now also available as an iPhone app. I played with it a bit last night and really liked the mapping features. It knew where I was and where the 10 closest libraries to me were. Well, those libraries that participate in Worldcat; it seems Calgary Public Library does not. Easy enough to find copies of the books I was looking for, but though it initially correctly identified my location, from the books results screen it kept insisting I was in Seattle, making the "find a local copy" option useless. How's that feature work for the rest of you?
Wow, it's been almost two years since I was excited about Trillian's IM/social network-concatenator, Astra. While I've been registered for their beta since July 2007, it wasn't until yesterday, when Lifehacker pointed out that beta applications were being filled quickly that I gave them my address again, and got myself a copy of the client for Windows, which is the only version available right now. This isn't a review. I used it all day today, and while I found the interface foreign, I could probaly get used to it. It worked and didn't crash. I did see some interesting features along the lines of statistics and histories of chat sessions (on which days did I chat with X; that sort of thing). I don't have time to really delve in to the product, and will be going back to Digsby as my Windows desktop client tomorrow. I do, however, have five invites to the beta product if you want to try it yourself.