Man Booker Prize launches first-time app
Friday 27 August 2010
The Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious prizes for a work of fiction, has created an application in anticipation of its September 7 shortlist announcement. Launched on August 26, the app includes prize archives, audio and video content, and a GPS service, and will update users on the status of the 2010 award.
The Booker Prize app, which seems to be the first of its kind for a literary award, is free of charge and offers access to a full chronological history of the prize, including information about judges, longlists, shortlists, and winning authors and books. Also included are exclusive author interviews, video content, and audio and text extracts from selected titles.
A GPS service allows users to search for a local bookshop or to buy titles directly from online retailers' websites, while updates will keep users informed of the current year's shortlist and winner announcements.
The Man Booker Prize also works with digital book retailer GoSpoken to provide audio and text extracts of the longlisted books direct to T-Mobile phones via internet connection.
One of the English-speaking world's most important literary prizes, the Booker Prize selects the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the British Commonwealth, Ireland, or Zimbabwe. The 2010 longlist, or "Booker Dozen," was revealed in July; a shortlist of six titles will be announced on September 7, followed by the winner announcement on October 12.
Download the Man Booker Prize application for iPhone, iPod Touch , or iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/man-booker-prize/id388184965?mt=8
MusicThe band accidentally called Londoners the C-word
Film 'I've never been comfortable on-screen', she says
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Exodus Gods and Kings: Ridley Scott never considered casting 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
- 2 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 3 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
- 5 Michael Buerk wishes he'd killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship
I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' close to camp
Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
Exodus Gods and Kings: Ridley Scott never considered casting 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
The Fall, series 2, episode 3 – TV review: It’s starting to push the realms of plausibility, but who cares?
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'