Google’s Global Head of Android Partnerships joins Boopsie’s Advisory Board to help libraries evolve with the rapidly changing mobile landscape.
Sunnyvale, CA – October 9, 2014 – Boopsie, Inc., announces the addition of Fareed Adib, Global Head of Android Partnerships at Google, to its Advisory Board.
“We are committed to helping libraries keep up with new mobile technologies as they emerge,” says Tony Medrano, CEO of Boopsie. “Our platform is built to scale on new devices and Fareed’s expertise and vision in guiding rapid and sustained change will be instrumental in our ability to help libraries deliver their services to their communities far into the future.”
Fareed is currently the Global Head of Android Partnerships at Google. Previously, Fareed was the Chief Product and Innovation Officer at Softbank and Sprint Corporations. Fareed also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for Westell, a telecommunications equipment manufacturer. Prior to his role as the Global Head of Android Partnerships at Google, Fareed worked for several big name technology companies, including IBM and Sun Microsystems. Fareed holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
“Mobile technologies are quickly changing and making information more easily available to the world,” says Mr. Adib. “Tablets have only been around since 2010, and Smart Watches have just been introduced. We expect the next five years to bring about even more rapid and positive change. Boopsie is the leader at helping libraries provide their communities with access to their services on mobile devices. I strongly support access to information and increased availability of educational services. I’m excited to help guide Boopsie as they continue to help libraries.”
Boopsie’s mission is to enable libraries to make services more accessible to members of libraries’ diverse communities by providing scalable, reliable and easy-to-use library-branded mobile apps. Boopsie is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 2,500 library locations worldwide. Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps enable libraries of all types and sizes to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Boopsie’s mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by its customer service organization. Boopsie’s proprietary platform provides native mobile apps for libraries on Android, iOS, Windows and Kindle Fire platforms which enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Boopsie also sells digital subscription services, such as digital comics and graphic novels that integrate into its mobile platform.