iRecommend - Book Source
- #: 110517
- Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Books
- Updated: 2010-09-27
- Current Version: 1.2
- Size: 1.50 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Josh Pressnell
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
- © 2010 Josh Pressnell
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Have you ever gotten to the end of a book and wondered what you were going to read next? Do you have a list of favorite authors and want to branch out? iRecommend is the perfect solution to expand your reading list. Powered by LibraryThing Recommendations, GoogleBooks data, and OCLC WorldCat for local library searches, iRecommend will quickly show you which books you should be reading and where you can buy or borrow them from.
iRecommend allows you to load books by using the integrated Red Laser barcode scanner. Just point it at the ISBN barcode of any book (back of the book, or sometimes inside front cover) and iRecommend will pull up a great list of books for you to enjoy! Don't have an iPhone? That's okay. You can manually enter the ISBN number as well, or search for recommendations based on a title/author search.
You can save any of the results to your favorites list, so you always have a convenient list of new books to look for. You can also:
* Find the book for purchase on Amazon
* Find the book at a local library
* Add the book to iBookshelf
* Add the book to My Library
* Add the book to your wishlist on My Registry
* Read book synopsis and decide if you like it.
What's New in Version 1.2
* Now support recommendations from Library Thing and Google Book Search, providing increased recommendation availability.
* Improved overall performance, particularly when loading recommendations from the internet.
* Improved display of WorldCat library holdings.
* Various bug fixes and user interface improvements.
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Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
I recommend I recommend!
Ok, I must have gotten this app after it was updated. I love it! I access it through my ibookshelf app to find books I might like based on my current favorites. I was surprised how many matches there were, and recognized some books that I agreed were good recommendations based on that book. Too fun! I'm looking forward to following up on some of them.
So, this app is both awesome, and very frustrating (but in a great way). Why frustrating?
Because, every book I scan, leads me to more books that I want to read, thereby adding to my ever-growing list of books-to-read! If you have ever clicked the random web page link on a search engine, then you will enjoy this app!
The barcode scanner is extremely simple and easy to use, and the app quickly, and seamlessly pulls up recommendations based on the author, and genre of what you have scanned, and by-and-large, all the results have been of interest to me.
This is a well composed, simple to use, and direct app that serves one primary purpose, to find you something you will like to read, based upon something you know you liked.
Unfortunately the bad reviews are true:(
For now, it is a crap app. Out of all the books I searched for recommendations based on ( Jane eyre, atlas shrugged, pride & prejudice, the girl with the dragon tattoo, love in the time of cholera, & harry potter - all popular or classic titles) it only gave me results for one. It's a great idea & I truly hope that the developers can turn this into something usable. I use iBookshelf and had really high hopes for this app. I'll be happy to revise this review if updates make it usable. Until then save your $
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