Now, I was thinking it would be good to see just how portable we could make the online Biblio library. The online agriculture library, Biblio, has a mobile friendly browser interface but still requires an internet connection..... Biblio App fills a gap as an offline companion. The Android App is a snapshot from the Biblio web database, and provides a searchable offline library of about 39000 records. Even with 39000 records, the Apk is only 14.6Mb and requires less than 27Mb installed.
If an internet connection is available, new records in the Biblio web library are available to the App via the "Biblio latest" menu. Internet connectivity also allows locating associated physical libraries via google maps, access to linked full text publications, and news and information updates.
So... we hope you will agree... its simple, compact, and fills a gap.
Biblio screen shots Reference list The "About" Page Main menu Record Detail Library locations
With the offline/online capability working well with a large data set, we'll now focus on some smaller, targetted Apps.... We are also happy to share the skills in building these Web / App systems with blended online and workshop style training. See our online learning framework - elearn.