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Calibre Android App
#1  Sentireader 04-17-2010, 02:58 AM
Hi All,
First off let me say I love Calibre. It works like a dream. As Android tablets start coming out I think it would be great idea to have a Calibre Android app. I bet it could be bundled with some of those tablets as the default eBook organizer and reader. Android tablets like the upcoming NotionInk Adam would be pretty awesome with a Calibre Android app. Any thoughts?
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#2  kovidgoyal 04-17-2010, 05:58 AM
calibre is a *huge* project. Porting it to the Android in its entirety would be an extremely non-trivial task. An app that had a small subset of those features and that could connect to a computer running calibre would be the right approach. At least one app, WordPlayer does that already.
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#3  setherd 04-18-2010, 04:39 PM
I like the features and ease of use of wordplayer but I hate how it stores books. I guess it unpacks the epub files.

I've been using aldiko for reading ebooks on my android phone. You might give it a try also
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#4  Wiiiindy 04-19-2010, 02:49 PM
I have to agree. Wordplay messed up in the middle of a book and I haven't been able to get it to show that book again. Aldiko reads the exact same file without a problem. NOt to mention that I can't get Calibre (XP) to communicate with Wordplay on the Droid.

I wish both of them would indicate progress in the whole book and not just the chapter but that's for another forum I guess.
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#5  andrew78 04-19-2010, 05:41 PM
Hi,

I would strongly consider open-sourcing WordPlayer as a basis for a Calibre app if I thought there were enough Android developers interested in contributing to the project to make it worthwhile. Please email help@word-player.com if you fall into that category.

What book did you have that problem with Wiindy?

Regards,
Andrew Sacher
CEO WordPlayer
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#6  macr0t0r 04-19-2010, 08:13 PM
Does "WordPlayer" have a forum site where users can gather? Have you considered creating a thread here at MobileRead?

I currently just manually copy eBooks from my Calibre library to my Archos tablet for use in Aldiko, but I'd be happy to take WordPlayer for a spin. I just need to know where to go for discussion.

- Jim
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#7  Wiiiindy 04-23-2010, 01:55 AM
The book is Little Brother by Corey Doctorow.

And that's Wiiiindy with 4 i's (the middle two are silent)
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#8  Sentireader 04-23-2010, 11:43 PM
@andrew78, please do opensource WordPlayer. I think it might help attract some devs and boast some features. It might also help WordPlayer be a strong contender for the default ebook manager for these upcoming Android tablets.

BTW, I think it would be cool if users could copy their whole Calibre library folder over to their Android device and have WordPlayer be able to browse the library and read all the metadata such as the book summery. Thanks for an awesome app!
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#9  tonymaro 12-05-2010, 03:56 PM
I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd mention I've posted a "Calibre Library" application to the Android marketplace. It connects to your Calibre server and lets you browse and download files wirelessly. If your server is visible on the Internet, you can even use your 3G connection, Otherwise with wireless it can connect across your own home network to your server without the need to connect a cable.

http://www.humanoidapps.com/calibre_library
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#10  aceflor 12-17-2010, 03:30 AM
Quote tonymaro
I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd mention I've posted a "Calibre Library" application to the Android marketplace. It connects to your Calibre server and lets you browse and download files wirelessly. If your server is visible on the Internet, you can even use your 3G connection, Otherwise with wireless it can connect across your own home network to your server without the need to connect a cable.

http://www.humanoidapps.com/calibre_library
But you don't need to pay for that, there is a server function integrated in calibre that allows you to browse your books from either aldiko, FBReader or MoonReader+ FOR FREE ! I am using this function successfully with my Pocketbook IQ and those three apps, so really, having to pay 2.99 for this app is a scam !
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