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Android App for the 2019 IEEEmadC Mobile Application Development Contest

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BookShoot is a book review and recommendation app.Users can search or take a picture of a book of interests in a store/library e.t.c and then instantly read feedback on it or recommendations for similar book from Goodreads, Amazon, and other similar platforms

Edufree Team

It consists of 1 team member : Brian Zhou as the UIUX designer and coder (https://github.com/brianzhou139)

Installation Guidelines

There are two ways to test BookShoot:

  • Download the .apk file using this link: Download

  • This repository contains an executable .apk file in the apk folder. In order to install and run this file you need to have an Android Device.Just open the folder and click the apk on an android device

Source Code Review

  • Requirements: Android Studio or Xcode
  • Clone this repo/download
  • Open using android studio and it will handle the rest
  • Feel free to fork it😊.

Promotional Video

I created a promotional video and uploaded it to Youtube. Please click on the image to watch the video:Watch our video

Description

“E-books are great for instant gratification - you see a review somewhere of a book that interests you, and you can start reading it five minutes later” – Anne Lamott.

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murakami

With BookShoot users can take photos of books that interests them and then instantly read reviews on it, recommendations for similar books and adding reviews. BookShoot makes use of on-device machine learning (google ML Kit ) for the recommendation system, it recommends books and authors as it learns the users preferences through user activity. Users can get book details by following ways :

  • taking book photos using the camera
  • using photos that are on the device
  • searching for the books using title/author/isbn

Book And Author Recommendation preview

Screenshots

Disclaimer

BookShoot is a product designed and developed by Brian Zhou. All photos used in the app or promotional collaterals are open-source and royalty free from Unsplash.com.

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2019 Brian Zhou

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Executable Repository Team Description Licence Author
.apk BookShoot edufree book review and recommendation app MIT @brianzhou139

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