As high school students, we hated making works-cited text for our Language Arts projects. This app allows easy access to the Google Books database, and cites MLA in a very light-weight UI.
What it does
Creates MLA citations based on books.
How I built it
The app was built with Android, Java, and the Google Books API.
Challenges I ran into
Time was a major factor; this app was built in around 12 hours. Coordination within the team was tough too; it was tough to delegate different roles to other people.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Within these 12 hours, we learned the basic Android UI, how to use the Google Books API, and how to cite with MLA.
What I learned
We learned how to create a basic UI, and use HTTP requests and JSON to grab data from Google Books.
What's next for Librocite
A huge cleanup, and more features - including things besides books.
Where are we?