Booklikes is a site that I use to track what books I'm reading, get free books from small authors in giveaways, and see what other people are reading. I like it a lot. What I don't like is how annoying it is to use on a small screen such as a phone. The website looks nice on a PC, but it just doesn't scale at all, or even attempt to.
The main two things I wanted to do initially from my phone were:
- Add books to my shelf
- Track my reading challenge
However, after taking a look at Booklikes' API, I soon discovered that (a) one of the two things had no support in the API and (b) the API is vastly incomplete in terms of full functionality. I started jotting down everything it could do and realized, "I could make OpenBooklikes do all that!"