Blacksburg, VA- VTLS will be unveiling its new mobile app, MozGo, at the upcoming ALA Conference in Anaheim, CA (Booth 418, June 21-26). Referring to patron survey results in a recent issue of Library Journal, David Rapp said "when it comes to mobile apps, patrons expect a lot—and a library’s mobile strategy will have to keep pace." With library budgets strained and staff already struggling to manage, keeping pace presents a challenge. Libraries want an affordable and reliable app that will provide the features patrons want without imposing additional work for already overburdened systems staff. Recognizing this need for a consistent, full-featured app that will make lives easier for both patrons and staff, VTLS developed MozGo. The name derives from the Hungarian word for mobile (mozgó).
MozGo employs an innovative cloud-based "mobile mediator” to provide a flexible solution that can be used with almost any ILS. VTLS applies the library’s branding to the MozGo app, tailoring it to each library. The deployment process is simple; the application is distributed to your patrons through the iTunes Store or Android Marketplace under the library's name. Using the Mobile Mediator, MozGo connects directly to the library catalog to provide real-time information. Best of all, once deployed no extra work is needed to support new ILS versions, or even entirely different ILS implementations at your library.
“Six months ago VTLS privately announced a new platform called VTLS Open Skies
to its user groups,” said Dr. Vinod Chachra, President and CEO of VTLS Inc. “MozGo is a product based on this new open platform. MozGo’s initial implementation deals with patron empowerment and search features. Agile development techniques are being used to provide subsequent releases, dealing with more exotic features.”
More information about MozGo can be found at www.vtls.com/products/mozgo