Really love having the Android app. I've been waiting a long time. It works well with a few adjustments needed. 1) way way way too easy to delete. 2) I would love to see a way to sort through my librarys quickly. Maybe a index down the side we we can jump through alphabetical. 3) I would like to see access to finished date more easily. Now it takes you to the website which is a lengthy process and when you click on the calender to select your date?....?..? Good luck finding it! It's like hide and seek! Really love how convenient it as and the interface with the desk top version. Can't wait for the updates.
Well, it's better than no app. But tags don't appear unless the app opens the web page. Also don't' see how to access my wiki & groups quickly & easily. This is important to me since I value the interactive aspect with other users. Will probably only use this to access my wish list in bricks & mortar stores, do not useful to me.
Barcode reader is quicker than others I've tried to lock on to ISBN. Problem is most of what I'm scanning is not found with the sources the app dictates you use, despite them not being my top sources on the desktop/web version. Everything else is too fiddly for me to bother with on the small screen, so for now I'm sticking with using a third party scanner to bulk scan then copy the results to the web version, which is slow going and more steps than should be necessary.
Assuming it's absolutely perfect in every other respect, this gets only 3 stars from me. That's because it defies gravity and the user's preference by forcing portrait-mode regardless of the orientation of the device. And I, just as stubbornly, use software to force it back to landscape mode. Guess what? It's fine in landscape, no problems. So the developers are alienating a lot of tablet users for no reason at all.
That was my first rating: Bar code reader is unusable, there could be a problem with camera handling, can not focus and catch a sharp barcode (it is a samsung sII, which makes excellent pics by default); Non-US search sources can not be set, so useless for majority of foreign books. And the update: after trying with an LG G3 phone it worked like a charm. The lack of Hungarian book sources is still problem, but not those of the mobile client.
Overall, I like this app better than others I'm trying. I like that it shows book covers in the list, there are lots of sorting options, and I can add cover photos for those not found. BUT I don't like that I can't create lists within my catalog to separate kid's books from adult books or separate by genre. If that feature was added, it'd be perfect.
• Bug fixes
• Collection counts update on book add/delete
• Updates to scanner
• UI updates
Innovative concept of design & distribute digital mobile catalogue for business