I love all the submissions so far! Here’s mine:
I had to change from Phone Simulation because it’s a huuuuuge project and involves around 35 screens. So, I decided to share a project I started for my community(not Thunkable community, the other type). It’s called BookARead. From most of my WDC submissions up till now, I think it’s been obvious that I’m a big bookworm.
When I used to borrow and lend books with my friends, I used to find it hard to have back and forth WhatsApp conversations about what books we had and what we could borrow/ what we could lend. I’d been coding for around 3 months, so I decided to solve the problem using Thunkable. What came out was an app that allowed people within my community to borrow, lend, view all information of, scan, and request books with ease.
View Book Info
Borrow a book
On a phone, this directly opens the WhatsApp chat with the owner of the book.
Rate a book
Add a book
Requets a book
Right now, it looks disgusting as I took all these screenshots during Live Test, and doesn’t really resize to fit. It looks better during Phone Test.
A more detailed explanation
- Displays all the books added
- Can search for books by name, author, or genre
- Displays all the information about a selected book, so you know what you’re borrowing. It displays: Book name, Author’s name, Owner’s name, Address(so you know where to pick it up from), availability, Damage fine, Maximum holding time, genre, average ratings, image, and about book.
- Sends a pre-formatted WhatsApp message to the owner of a book.
- Allows you to rate books.
- Allows you to favourite books.
- Allows you to scan a book’s barcode when adding it to the library, and fills the book name, author’s name, about the book, and genre
- Saves your name, phone number, and address.
- Has ‘Information’ buttons so you know what to do with everything.
- Allows you to view requested books and request some yourself!
- Has a profile page that displays your name, phone number, address, books you added to the library, and favourite books.
The UI could use a lot of work, it’s not really user-friendly right now. I’ve given the app to a few people in my community, and so far, it’s gotten a really good response. I started it in December 2020, and finished the basic app in 3 days. I hope to finish it in a few weeks.
Thanks for reading!
What I used
- DVGs (data viewer grids)
- DVLs (data viewer lists)
- Photo Gallery component
What I learnt
I learnt a lot with BookARead, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the help form all the Community!
I learnt how to use the Google Books API (wouldn’t have been possible without @tatiang ).
I learnt how to use DVLs, DVGs, and Airtable properly.
And… I learnt how to create terrible UI (wait, I already knew that!).