Publishing Scotland has partnered with technology company Spot Specific to develop an app that plots the locations of scenes from Scottish books onto a map.
The app is called Bookspotting and is available for iOS and Android devices. It includes data points from thousands of books ranging from fiction to children’s literature. Users can search for characters, authors, themes and by location. The app contains recommended literary tours, guiding users through the adventures of characters. It works without an Internet connection, so that readers don’t have to find an Internet connection to use it. There is even a feature that directs users to local book stores.
The app also serves as a book recommendation engine, suggesting Scottish reads based on a user’s preferences. (Via The BBC).