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Make it snappy: Ana Vivas from Snappyant 

21 July 2014

Ana Vivas is a publisher at Scholastic Australia and co-director of Snappyant, which creates interactive children’s book apps for tablet technologies. She shares her career journey. I grew up in a creative...

Currency Press wins award for app 

6 May 2014

Currency Press has won the ‘learning and education’ award in the ‘best of tablet’ category at this year’s Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) awards. Currency, together with the creative and...

Penguin creates free Teachers’ Academy iPad app 

22 October 2013

Penguin Australia has created a Penguin Teachers’ Academy app for iPad, which is available as a free download from Apple’s Newsstand and iTunes. The app, which has been designed in-house by...

‘Two Left Feet’ app wins Australian Mobile Award

22 October 2013

An app that uses 3D animation to transform Bloomsbury’s children’s book Two Left Feet into a ‘modern-day pop-up book’ has won two awards at the 2013 Australian Mobile Awards. The...

International Library News 

15 May 2013

Baker & Taylor launches axisReader app for ebook lending Library distributor Baker & Taylor has launched its axisReader app, which allows library patrons to download and read ebooks, reports PaidContent....

SLNSW launches AMAZE Gallery with new app 

17 April 2013

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has launched its first new gallery since 1929. The AMAZE Gallery was launched on 11 April with a collection called Dixson 60,...

NLA releases app for digitised sheet music 

3 April 2013

The National Library of Australia (NLA) has released an iPad app that allows users to browse its collection of digitised sheet music. The Forte app gives users access to the NLA’s...

ACCC releases free shopping app 

12 December 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has created a free shopping app designed to provide advice about returns and warranties to consumers, reports Inside Retail. The ACCC Shopper app,...

International Library News 

10 October 2012

OverDrive releases app for Nook OverDrive has released a free app for Barnes & Noble’s Nook ereading devices in the US which will allow Nook users to borrow ebook and MP3...

‘The Paris Review’ app launched

9 October 2012

The literary journal the Paris Review has launched an app for iPad and iPhone. The application is free and includes access to the current issue in its print format, and...