Building a Smarter Ebook Reader - Tech Forum 2014 - Kristian Guillaumier

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Building a Smarter Ebook Reader - Tech Forum 2014 - Kristian Guillaumier

  1. 1. Kristian Guillaumier, 6th March 2014
  2. 2. Agenda •  A brief history of Marvin. •  A small selection of features. •  Some ideas.
  3. 3. Learn and discover
  4. 4. A black box Magic + Internet
  5. 5. A black box
  6. 6. A wishlist •  Flexible formatting. •  A night mode I’m happy with. •  Exporting annotations. •  Dropbox + calibre. •  Screen warmth. •  Learn more about a book, it’s characters and the author. •  A vocabulary. •  …
  7. 7. Nov ‘12 Version 1.0 Jun ‘13 iOSRA Sep ‘13 Version 2.0 Sep ‘13 MXD Sep ‘13 Mobileread Nov ‘13 1 year Universal Mar ’14 Localised (de) 360+ enhancements 90+ enhancements Mar ‘14 Unglue.it Aug ‘13 GitHub
  8. 8. SOME FEATURES
  9. 9. Marvin XD Metadata 2-way transfer Flags Word count Browse DPV Highlights & notes CoversVocab
  10. 10. Custom commands
  11. 11. Custom commands
  12. 12. Custom commands Create new notes, append to notebook imdb:///find?q={text} http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?&search={text} http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/{define}
  13. 13. Smart collections Reading list, flagged, opened, read, uncollected, by size, rating, series, authors, subjects, etc…
  14. 14. Vocabulary Per book Global Export HTML and CSV Translate and web lookup
  15. 15. Deep View names Flag, annotate, search, filter, sort, web, Wikipedia, export
  16. 16. Deep View articles
  17. 17. Deep View summaries
  18. 18. Warmth and tint
  19. 19. Hidden books
  20. 20. Merge annotations Alice Bob
  21. 21. Multi-colour and annotated bookmarks Bookmarks can be annotated
  22. 22. Textures Ÿ Merge annotations Ÿ Edge-to-edge text Ÿ Deep View Ÿ Custom headers and footers Ÿ Friends email lists Ÿ Warmth and tint Ÿ Native backups Ÿ OPDS Ÿ Multi bookmarks Ÿ Location sync Ÿ Shake to move forward Ÿ Hidden books Ÿ Customisable themes Ÿ Easy Dropbox integration Ÿ Custom commands Ÿ Bulk edits Ÿ Reading list Ÿ Alternative ToC Ÿ Reading timers Ÿ Vocabulary Ÿ Hardware and software dimming Ÿ Smart collections Ÿ Full text search Ÿ …
  23. 23. WHAT’S NEXT?
  24. 24. Core features + localisation
  25. 25. Book reports Book note Highlights + annotations Annotated bookmarks Annotated images Index of names + annotations Pinned articles Description + metadata HTML
  26. 26. Picture hub •  Explore all images in a book. •  Search for and attach related images from the internet. •  Annotate images.
  27. 27. Library indices Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson Siddhartha Hermann Hesse A Study in Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson Ranked + why Siddhartha Hermann Hesse Ranked + why A Study in Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle Ranked + why Alice Bob (viewing Alice’s library folded into his)
  28. 28. Accessibility and ease of use •  Bluetooth keyboard, pedal, dongle control.
  29. 29. THANK YOU! Let’s keep in touch kris@marvinapp.com News and tutorials: blog.marvinapp.com Twitter: @marvinreader

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