10-03-15 03:49 AM
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  1. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    Hey CrackBerry

    I am working on a native Goodreads client for BlackBerry 10! It is still very early in development, but I hope to start a closed beta soon before the end of December. I will be using this thread for posting screenshots and keep you guys updated with the progress of the app.

    Follow me on Twitter: aasuwaidi (Will update this to a link after I reach 10 posts )
    BBM pin:2BDA5942

    I'll keep you guys updated with additional features and progress on the app
    11-20-14 10:17 AM
  2. zocster's Avatar
    Thanks! Will be adding your pin.
    11-20-14 12:25 PM
  3. unbreakablej's Avatar
    Omg this is awesome. I'm a huge user of goodreads but I really hate the android version!

    Posted via CB10
    11-20-14 12:46 PM
  4. gamersat678's Avatar
    I look forward to your version! The Android version is a little lacking... especially on the Passport.
    11-20-14 09:36 PM
  5. BoyTanggol's Avatar
    This is nice!

    Posted via CB10
    11-20-14 10:10 PM
  6. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I'll post updates to this thread

    Posted via CB10
    11-21-14 05:03 AM
  7. daljit97's Avatar
    Good luck with the development!
    11-21-14 12:06 PM
  8. garg2k7's Avatar
    good luck

    Posted via CB10
    11-21-14 12:32 PM
  9. bookworm1959's Avatar
    Please, please, have a search tool for the "read" bookshelf. I don't use the mobile version on either of my tablets for that reason. Looking forward to your BlackBerry version.

    Posted via CB10
    12-05-14 08:14 PM
  10. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    Please, please, have a search tool for the "read" bookshelf. I don't use the mobile version on either of my tablets for that reason. Looking forward to your BlackBerry version.

    Posted via CB10
    Definitely something that I will add!

    Just implemented user login, that plus a couple more basic features and some UI polishing and the app will be ready for closed beta.
    12-05-14 08:46 PM
  11. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    Quick update on the progress (with screenshots).

    Most of the functionality for Groups, Shelves, Topics, Notifications and Books has been implemented.

    Native Goodreads client in development!-overflow.jpg
    Will add Friends to the overflow menu

    Native Goodreads client in development!-notifications.jpg
    Notifications page

    Native Goodreads client in development!-groups.jpg
    Groups that user is in

    Native Goodreads client in development!-discussionfolders.jpg
    Folders for the discussions in the group

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    List of Topics in a specific folder

    Native Goodreads client in development!-addtopic.jpg

    Posting new topic in discussion folder, with options for notifications

    Native Goodreads client in development!-bookinfo.jpg
    Book info page (still very minimum, plus needs some formatting), the book covers from Goodreads are small, will probably have to use another service to get a book cover to display.
    Native Goodreads client in development!-statuspost.jpg

    Positing a new status for a specific book

    Once I finish up the Groups section, I will begin a closed beta to find bugs and fix them before initial release.

    Also during the closed beta I will begin implementing Friends section with the help of the beta testers (specific interactions and preferences etc)
    Pulkist and Hlao-roo like this.
    12-31-14 05:51 AM
  12. Pulkist's Avatar
    Kudos.

    Posted via CB10
    12-31-14 06:29 AM
  13. webber27's Avatar
    Looking great man. Can't wait to see the final product.

    Posted via CB10
    12-31-14 06:24 PM
  14. SubCamp's Avatar
    Hey CrackBerry

    I am working on a native Goodreads client for BlackBerry 10! It is still very early in development, but I hope to start a closed beta soon before the end of December. I will be using this thread for posting screenshots and keep you guys updated with the progress of the app.

    Follow me on Twitter: aasuwaidi (Will update this to a link after I reach 10 posts )
    BBM pin:2BDA5942

    I'll keep you guys updated with additional features and progress on the app
    Thanks for supporting BB10 will beta test if you'd like

    Posted via CB10
    12-31-14 06:34 PM
  15. malingering's Avatar
    Can't wait to see this coming!

    Posted via CB10
    01-19-15 12:15 PM
  16. hazary's Avatar
    I can be tester

    From Leonardo DiCaprio's BlackBerry
    01-20-15 07:21 AM
  17. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    I'm hoping to start closed beta next week if all goes well, will post more info closer to the date

    Posted via CB10
    01-20-15 10:04 AM
  18. Tan Loch's Avatar
    I'm hoping to start closed beta next week if all goes well, will post more info closer to the date

    Posted via CB10
    Wish success.

    Posted via CB10
    01-20-15 11:54 AM
  19. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    Hey guys, great news, first version is ready for closed beta test.

    If you are interested add pin:2BDA5942 and send me your device and os version



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    01-27-15 08:03 AM
  20. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    Still accepting beta testers, same as before contact me on BBM pin:2BDA5942 or send me a DM on Twitter with your pin so I can add you to the beta

    Posted via CB10
    01-30-15 08:44 AM
  21. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been busy with University exams.

    The release is imminent, just a few more features before it will be ready for release.
    Also if you are interested in testing this version, add me on BBM, my pin is 2BDA5942
    Here are some screenshots from the app:

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    Posted via CB10
    Iggy City and malingering like this.
    07-05-15 11:26 AM
  22. tlgem's Avatar
    Looks good. Thanks for the BB support
    07-05-15 11:57 PM
  23. kenzo_44's Avatar
    Please be free l, please be free - Love Goodreads; so far using the app from the Amazon store.

    Posted from Neverland!
    07-06-15 12:09 AM
  24. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    Please be free l, please be free - Love Goodreads; so far using the app from the Amazon store.

    Posted from Neverland!
    The app will be free

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    07-06-15 05:30 AM
  25. aasuwaidi's Avatar
    Hello everybody, I apologize for the delays that the app has faced these past couple of months. Luckily though I have some good news, I feel that the app is ready for a open beta. It should be available at https://appworld.blackberry.com/webs...tent/59949374/ but I believe it takes some time for the app to appear on BlackBerry world.

    In addition to that, I want to push the app to a stable release at the very least, so that you would be able to use the features available on Goodreads. However, after that I don't know how to proceed with the app for two reasons:
    • The first and major reason is simply that the Goodreads API is a nightmare to work with, it has weird naming for its methods, the documentation on each call is minimal and most of the time I have to spend time figuring out what possible types of responses I might get instead of focusing on the app itself, also a lot of times the API endpoints aren't updated in the documentation, and a lot of time must be spent on their developer forums to find the solution (usually with a different endpoint, or different parameters), the way the content is organized in the API responses requires some unnecessary additional parsing to get to the content that is actually useful. All in all it is a pain, and requires a lot of unnecessary additional work to use. There is a lot more as well, but you get the idea
    • The second and the minor reason is the recent lack of updates to the Native SDK road map, and the rumors of the BlackBerry Venice. I feel invested into this app to at least see it through to a stable version. So as long as there is enough interest in the BlackBerry 10 version I will push updates working towards a stable version regardless of what BlackBerry plans with Android.


    As the app is now public and has more users, more bugs might be found. If you have found a bug or have a suggestion for the app, you can use this thread, my Twitter or the email available on BlackBerry world to contact me
    09-22-15 05:55 PM
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