Branded Aspen LiDA

With a library-branded Aspen LiDA app, libraries can customize the color scheme using an Aspen Discovery theme and place your logo in additional places like the app icon, splash screen, and login screen.

The biggest perk of a library-branded app is that your patrons will search for your library in the app stores, instead of “Aspen LiDA.” If you are interested in learning more about building a branded LiDA app for your library, reach out to a member of our ByWater team to learn more.

Additional information and assistance will be provided during the LiDA implementation process. The following is informational for libraries considering adding Library Branded LiDA.

App Store Developer Accounts

Please note that if your library already has developer accounts for other apps, those existing accounts should be used to release Library Branded LiDA.

Apple Developer Account - Annual fee is $99
To set up an Apple Developer Account, use this link and follow the instructions for Enrolling in the Apple Developer Program as an organization.

If you are a nonprofit, you may be able to get this fee waived.

Google Play Developer Account - One time fee is $25
To set up a Google Play Developer Account, follow steps 1-4 at this link making sure to follow instructions for an organization account under step 2 of step 4.

App-Specific Graphics

Logo for the Splash/Loading Screen
1024 x 1024 or 512 x 512 is the recommended image size. Transparency is allowed.

Logo for the Login Screen
1024 x 1024 or 512 x 512 is the recommended image size. Transparency is allowed.

Logo for the App Icon
1024 x 1024 or 512 x 512 is the recommended image size. Must be PNG or SVG.
Transparency is allowed.

Google Featured Graphic
JPEG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha)
1024px by 500px is the recommended image size. Must be JPEG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha). Here are additional guidelines.

Notifications Graphic
96x96 SVG, white (only white) graphic on a transparent background.
For use with app push notifications.

Mandatory Information for the App Stores

App Name (less than 30 characters)
This is the name of your app in the app stores and how users will likely search for your app.

Short Description (80 characters, sample text below)
Discover more from your library!

Long description (4000 characters or less, sample text below)
[your app name] allows you to explore your library on the go to find new books, movies, games, or
your old favorites! Quickly search the entire catalog, including eContent, and place holds, check due
dates and renew eligible titles.

Support Email Address
This is the email address provided in the app for support. This email is typically a library email and if
the library cannot resolve an app issue they would put in a ticket with ByWater.

App testing account
Please provide a barcode and PIN to be used for ongoing testing in LiDA. Please be aware that the
name on the account will appear in screenshots in the app stores.

Privacy Policy
You can use LiDA's default privacy policy or link to your own.

Optional Information for the App Stores

If your library creates a video demonstrating how the app works, we can upload that to the app

The Apple App store allows you to supply keywords to assist users in finding the app

Support Website and Phone Number
In addition to the support email address, you can provide a support website and phone number.