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[iOS] Libreca for Calibre (CC alternative)
#1  ainent 10-28-2018, 06:51 PM
I have been working on an alternative to Calibre Companion for iOS. It is currently in a beta phase and is ready for more testers. If anyone would like to try it out, you can sign up here:

https://testflight.apple.com/join/c3P0zLb6

The current feature set lets you connect to your Calibre content server and view all of your books and some metadata. Many more features are planned for the future!

Note that for this first version, only unauthenticated content servers are supported.
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#2  nqk 10-30-2018, 01:12 PM
No Android version? I would try one.

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#3  nimapourkarimi 10-30-2018, 03:06 PM
Installed it, but it doesn't detect my calibre content server, checked my content server's url and everything is in order but it doesn't work, it just gets stuck at loading.
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#4  ainent 10-30-2018, 03:16 PM
Quote nimapourkarimi
Installed it, but it doesn't detect my calibre content server, checked my content server's url and everything is in order but it doesn't work, it just gets stuck at loading.
Hello, thanks for trying it out. I’d be happy to help. Just to clarify, I have some questions for you:

Is there a specific error message, or does it just keep saying loading?

Did you include http:// or https:// at the beginning of the URL?

How large is your library?

Are you on the same network as your content server, or is the content server available publicly over the internet?

Edit:

If you copy the URL from the app into your preferred browser, does your library load there?

Do you have a username and password set up for the server, or is it unauthenticated?
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#5  ainent 10-30-2018, 03:17 PM
Quote nqk
No Android version? I would try one.

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At this time, it’s only for iOS.
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#6  nimapourkarimi 10-30-2018, 03:42 PM
Quote ainent
Hello, thanks for trying it out. I’d be happy to help. Just to clarify, I have some questions for you:

Is there a specific error message, or does it just keep saying loading?

Did you include http:// or https:// at the beginning of the URL?

How large is your library?

Are you on the same network as your content server, or is the content server available publicly over the internet?

Edit:

If you copy the URL from the app into your preferred browser, does your library load there?

Do you have a username and password set up for the server, or is it unauthenticated?

1. It just keeps saying loading

2. tried both, no luck

3. 12643 books

4. I'm on the same network as my macbook pro on which calibre is installed and is running. And yes it loads on safari and google chrome on ios in seconds.

5. No username and password
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#7  nimapourkarimi 10-30-2018, 03:43 PM
I suspect it's the size of the library.
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#8  ainent 10-30-2018, 04:29 PM
Quote nimapourkarimi
I suspect it's the size of the library.
At 12643 books, I think you are correct. The app is trying to get all books in one go and just show them. I was not expecting a library that large, haha. I’ll see if the Calibre API has a way to retrieve small batches.

In the mean time, it should either eventually load them, or run out of memory trying and crash.

Thank you for the info, I’ll see what I can do.
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#9  nimapourkarimi 10-30-2018, 05:04 PM
Quote ainent
At 12643 books, I think you are correct. The app is trying to get all books in one go and just show them. I was not expecting a library that large, haha. I’ll see if the Calibre API has a way to retrieve small batches.

In the mean time, it should either eventually load them, or run out of memory trying and crash.

Thank you for the info, I’ll see what I can do.
Thank you.
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#10  ainent 10-30-2018, 07:53 PM
Update:

I found something in the Calibre search API that looks potentially promising. I’ll keep you updated.
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