Bkkeeper: Quick Idea

February 19, 2008


I’ve been thinking about how to create RSS feeds and achievements for pBooks, almost an API. Here’s a quick, on-the-way-to-work scheme. Think Foamee. Bkkeeper monitors your twitter feed for @bkkeeper notes – just text an ISBN and ‘start’, ‘end’ or a page number to your Twitter stream. On ‘start’, bkkeeper adds that ISBN to your LibraryThing account and fills in the ‘started on’ date. It continues to follow your progress as you read the book, then when it gets an ‘end’ message it fills in the ‘finished on’ date. Further enhancements could include blogging dog-eared pages – although limited to Twitter’s 140-char limit, less a 13-digit ISBN.

Should really finish another bkish project before trying this one, although the two would mesh quite nicely together, eh, Tom?

OK. Back to work.

1 Comment

  1. […] Une idée simple pour partager ses lectures et alimenter sans effort sa bibliothèque LibraryThing. De twitter (ou par téléphone, ou n’importe quel outil permettant de twitter), il suffit d’adresse un message à bkkeepr (@bkkeepr), indiquant l’ISBN de l’ouvrage concerné accompagné d’un verbe : “start”, pour indiquer qu’on a commencé le livre, un numéro de page, pour indiquer où on en est, “finish, lorsque le livre est terminé. On peut aussi ajouter une courte citation ou un commentaire bref à la suite du numéro de page. […]

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