Non-smartphone users may like to trade-in mobile to enjoy library app

11/01/2011

Non Smartphone Users May Like To Trade In Mobile To Enjoy Library App

The British Library has launched its first official app, which could persuade some of its most devoted supporters to trade-in their mobile and switch to a smartphone.

It is now available to those with an iPhone, iPad or Android device, with consumers who download the tool afforded access to some of the institution's most special exhibits.

Named Treasures, the app features more than 40 videos with expert commentary and in excess of 250 images.

It promises to give customers a greater understanding of items contained within the London museum.

In particular, exhibits from the Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery are the subject of the app, each of which can be interactively studied and a deeper knowledge gleaned.

Nelson's battle plan, Galileo's letters and Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks are just some of the objects included on the tool.

The British Library can be found between Euston and King's Cross railway stations in central London.

Posted by Peter Robinson