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

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"Building a Smarter Ebook Reader" - Kristian Guillaumier at BookNet Canada's Tech Forum - March 6, 2014.

"Building a Smarter Ebook Reader" - Kristian Guillaumier at BookNet Canada's Tech Forum - March 6, 2014.

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  • 1. Kristian Guillaumier, 6th March 2014
  • 2. Agenda •  A brief history of Marvin. •  A small selection of features. •  Some ideas.
  • 3. Learn and discover
  • 4. A black box Magic + Internet
  • 5. A black box
  • 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. 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. SOME FEATURES
  • 9. Marvin XD Metadata 2-way transfer Flags Word count Browse DPV Highlights & notes CoversVocab
  • 10. Custom commands
  • 11. Custom commands
  • 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. Smart collections Reading list, flagged, opened, read, uncollected, by size, rating, series, authors, subjects, etc…
  • 14. Vocabulary Per book Global Export HTML and CSV Translate and web lookup
  • 15. Deep View names Flag, annotate, search, filter, sort, web, Wikipedia, export
  • 16. Deep View articles
  • 17. Deep View summaries
  • 18. Warmth and tint
  • 19. Hidden books
  • 20. Merge annotations Alice Bob
  • 21. Multi-colour and annotated bookmarks Bookmarks can be annotated
  • 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. WHAT’S NEXT?
  • 24. Core features + localisation
  • 25. Book reports Book note Highlights + annotations Annotated bookmarks Annotated images Index of names + annotations Pinned articles Description + metadata HTML
  • 26. Picture hub •  Explore all images in a book. •  Search for and attach related images from the internet. •  Annotate images.
  • 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. Accessibility and ease of use •  Bluetooth keyboard, pedal, dongle control.
  • 29. THANK YOU! Let’s keep in touch kris@marvinapp.com News and tutorials: blog.marvinapp.com Twitter: @marvinreader

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