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Calibre Mobile App

For this project I chose to design an iOS app for Calibre, a desktop app I use frequently. Calibre is an open source e-book software that allows users to manage their e-book collection. It allows users to create, edit read e-books. It also syncs e-books to reader devices.

While Calibre doesn't have an official mobile app, several third party developers built apps that help Calibre users manage their e-book libraries and sync their books on their mobile devices. The most popular of these apps is the Calibre Companion, an Android based Calibre library organizer. It connects to Calibre over wi-fi and allows users to sync books to their Android device. It is not a reader app though.

Calibre desktop app has a multitude of features but for iphone users some of these features such as e-book format conversion and advanced editing options are redundant. I analyzed the app in depth and searched the internet for Calibre users' opinions. Based on these users' feedback I came up with the main features below:

- Synchronization feature that will sync with the users' desktop e-book library and display the library on their mobile device.
- Book reading feature that allows users to read their books on their mobile device without having to use another reader app.
- A more user friendly version of the existing app.

After deciding on the main features, I did rough sketches of the pages of the app.



     After the sketches I moved on to creating wireframes to get into more details and show the page flow. 

     

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