TECH TALK: BookMyne Library App

BookMyneThe DeWitt District Library has joined Bookmyne, which means our catalog and online account services are now mobile!

With the BookMyne App you can access your DeWitt Library account, place or cancel holds, search our catalog and renew books right from your smartphone or other mobile device.  You can also keep lists of books to check out in the future and browse the New York Times best-sellers.  This app even scans a barcode to see if the book you want is available in our collection!

And the best part is that it’s free.

 

Get the App:

For Android
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For iOS
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TECH TALK: Fanfic, Take It or Leave It

fan_ficFanfiction or Fanfic has become quite the internet sensation in the last decade and with it comes new technologies to make the reading and writing of this literary context even more accessible to the masses.  If you’re not familiar with fanfiction then let me direct you to this entry on WiseGEEK.  For those of you in the know, here are a couple of apps that have recently been made available to the world of online publishing and will allow all of you fanboys and fangirls to take your fanfic with you on the go.

If you’re a reader or even writer of fanfiction you’re probably not new to FanFiction.net.  However you may be excited to know that there is now a FanFiction.net app available for download to any of your mobile devices, making it even easier to get your fanfic fix in a flash.  The official app offers the following features:

* Stories – Browse and search for millions of stories.
* Forums – Join writing groups or converse with other readers and writers.
* Private Messaging – Enjoying private communication with other users.
* Community Archives – Start or browse story archives .
* Beta Readers – Browse and search for registered beta readers.
* User Management – Browse and manage your favorites, follows, and others.

APP DOWNLOAD LINKS:
Android Devices
iOS Devices

If the thought of reading continuation stories about Harry Potter or characters from My Little Pony doesn’t really interest you perhaps you might like access to a wealth of original online publications?  If so give the Wattpad app a try.  Wattpad is a FREE social platform for readers and writers alike to share and discover stories.  “With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer.”

Tech Talk: Madefire App & Motion Books

madefireMadefire has created a FREE online reader and downloadable app to use in conjunction with their digital graphic novels called Motion Books.  Madefire is working closely with some of the worlds top graphic artists to create an interactive reading experience that incorporates sound and motion into their Motion Book stories, known as episodes. The app is currently available for iOS, Android, Windows, and Google TV devices with even more accessibility coming in the future.  This exciting new way to read digital comics and graphic novels has even caught the eye of IDW Publishing who recently switched over their 3500+ line of comics and GNs, which includes titles such at Transformers and Star Trek, to a series of apps created by Madefire and are now compatible with the Madefire app.  So check out the app and let us know what you think of Madefire’s Motion Book style. Be sure to follow the Madefire Facebook page for new release offers every Wednesday and Free downloads every Friday.