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Several things worth noting on this
- This app can read ISBN barcodes
using the back camera; it takes a bit of getting used to, but it does
a fine job, placing the results in the yellow box for ISBN.
- Once there is an ISBN in the
correct text box, you can tap "Get Book Information" and the app will
get the basic book information, such as Title, Author Publisher and
- You can also tap the "Get
Prices" which will aggregate prices from over 40 major book stores;
given are high, low and averages for new books as well as used.
NOTE: at the present time, there is a timing issue where sometimes it
returns 0.01 in the Used column for all books in which case you should
tap Get Prices again, which will get the prices again, displaying them
correctly (we are working on this issue).
- The other buttons are as
- Clear - clears all of the
residual text from all the input text boxes; this is also done
automatically after you add a new book.
- Add - takes the information
in each of the input text boxes and add it to the database
- Update - updates an
existing record in the database
- Delete - deletes the book
who's SKU matches one in the database; this is NOT recoverable
unless you restore the latest backup (more about Backup and Restore
on the Settings page). Deleting books rather than marking them
as Sold (by dropping the quantity to zero (0) causes the accounting
(see the Settings page) to be incorrect.
- Plus (+) and minus (-) -
these two buttons increase or decrease the count in quantity; once
you tapped one of them, don't
forget to tap either Add or Update depending on the
- All of the text boxes
that have a yellow background are required to add
a book; this is the minimum information that most of the listing
- Some of the boxes
(Binding, Condition, Jacket, Edition and Size) use Popovers, which
have predefined information that the listing venues prefer.
- The difference between
Book Notes, Private Notes and Description is:
- Description is the
actual description of the subject of the book.
- Book Notes is your
input about the condition, etc of this
- Private Notes are
your notes that are kept in the database but are not uploaded to the
- The shipping check
boxes are used to indicate what shipping methods you provide;
Domestic Standard is the default.
- At the bottom of
the page, are two (2) dates: Date Added and Date Updated. They
are used to control which books are marked for export (they are
changed by the app when required).