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Subject: Mobile Phone App Question
Date Posted: 12/19/2011 11:21 AM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2010
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What Existing Windows Phone 7/Android/IPhone App is most useful for creating a list to sync with PaperBack Swap?

1:  Barcode Scanning 
2:  Syncing Barcodes with Excel
3:  Syncing Excel with PaperBackSwap with ability to designate if 
3A: WishList Book 
           Active, Auto Request ON
           Active, Auto Request OFF
           Hold, Auto Request ON
           Hold, Auto Request OFF
3B: Book Shelf Book
           Active 
           Hold
           Hold, To Be Read

It Would be really useful to be able to have your entire library on the "Book Shelf - Hold" list and then be able to tell PBS that you want to be able to set all the books form an author or a series that you have finished reading, or tired of, go active at once.

The last time i tried this was with an IPhone App & Excel Upload the books went right to the Book Shelf on Active and a LOT of books that i was planning on keeping (some of which i hadn't even read yet) were Wish List Requested and i had to cancel orders.

Most Interested in the Windows Phone 7 App because that is what i am suffering through right now (i cannot wait until 12 December 12 when i can dump this POS)

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 2:00 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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From what I understand PBS itself does not develop any Apps, they are all made by either members or programmers.  You might be better off contacting them and asking the questions you have here.

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 3:26 PM ET
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More asking what apps any one has experiece with

Date Posted: 12/20/2011 2:56 AM ET
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I use PBS wishing but it only lets you know if anyone wants the book once you scan/input the ISBN. There is also Bookswapdroid but the reviews say it is not that great. I believe there are two of the Droid, one free with mostly 2 stars reviews and a pay for it version which I did not look at. You do have to download a barcode scanner.
Date Posted: 12/20/2011 11:19 AM ET
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Ah I see.. I've only used PBS wishing.. The bookswapdroid just did not seem to work for me, just froze up or crashed so cannot say what it can actually do.

Wishing just lets you scan a book and tells you if its on someones WL or not.

Date Posted: 12/20/2011 4:10 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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Christopher, don't know if this will help you or not, but there is some info on the site for developers:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/developers/index.php

Date Posted: 12/21/2011 9:47 AM ET
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Thanks for the link :)