Collectibles are big business, with a global market place estimated to be about $370 bn. Whether it’s Toys or time pieces, cars or coins, lots of folks simply like collecting things!
Image Source: HobbyDB
There comes a point for any collector though when managing their collection becomes a job in itself. That’s what we’re focusing on for the #wdc this weekend. Our challenge is to build an app that let’s collectors keep track of their collections!
We’ve seen a couple of great #wdc entries already this year that involve books or reading and this challenge is very much inspired by the work that @codeswept has done on Bookestion and BookARead so I would highly recommend checking those out.
There’s tons of great inspiration over on dribbble, for example this shot by Diana Gabor uses 3 colours and puts information like publication date and page count front and centre:
This animation from Zakir shows how a barcode scanner can be used to get details about a book
For this challenge we’re even providing you with a starter template called Ex Libris which you can use if you like.
The main feature here is not the design (I’m leaving that part up to you!) but the ability to scan a barcode from a book, send that to the Open Library API and return lots of interesting details about that book.
As always, really excited to see where the curiosity and creativity of the Community takes us,
Best of luck!