Rogan Hamby rogan.hamby at yclibrary.net
Mon Sep 15 15:00:15 EDT 2014

There was effort at one point to put together an Android app but that's
been inactive for a few years I think.  My reading of the community
interest as of a year or so ago was that there was more interest in making
the responsive design for the OPAC strong enough that an app was largely

And I think that's largely been done.  At the Hack-A-Way last year there
was a big push for the responsive design and it's continued.  A lot of
folks were involved in that but off the top of my head the names Ben Shum
and Kathy Lussier come to mind as two involved so they might have opinions
on that score.  I've heard a lot of compliments within my consortium in the
last year about the usability of the web site searching and placing holds
and such since that work was done even on relatively "small" smart phones
like the current generation iPhones.  (They're still current until Friday

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:49 PM, Steven W. Campbell <
swcampbell at scenicregional.org> wrote:

> My library system migrated to Evergreen in January as part of the Missouri
> Evergreen consortia. We recently have been looking into a mobile app for
> our OPAC that will work with iPhones and other Apple mobile devices. I was
> surprised to learn that there doesn’t appear to be an open source mobile
> app available for the Evergreen OPAC. I can hardly believe it with the
> rapid growth of mobile devices.
> Boopsie will design our library a mobile app for $5,000, plus a $12,000
> annual maintenance fee (every year). I thought that seemed high. I also
> thought that if we were going to spend that much money, I would rather
> spend it on funding an open course version that everyone can use and may
> not require as much money for future maintenance costs.
> Am I missing something? Is there an open source mobile app available for
> Evergreen’s OPAC for iPhones and other Apple mobile devices (or any type of
> mobile device)? Is there something already being worked on?
> Thanks,
> Steve
> ___________________________________________
> Steven W. Campbell
> Library Director
> Scenic Regional Library
> 308 Hawthorne Dr.
> Union, MO 63084
> 636-583-0652
> www.scenicregional.org


Rogan Hamby, MLS, CCNP, MIA
Managers Headquarters Library and Reference Services,
York County Library System

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