My kids are both avid readers, but neither have been good with maintaining a reading log, sometimes requested by their teachers.
I thought if I reduced the effort required to maintain the reading log, they’d be more likely to track the books they read. I created a website where, using a smart phone, they could just take a picture of the bar code on a given book. The website would read the bar code, and make a call to the Google Books API to retrieve the book title and author, and add it to the reading log.
It was used for a month or two, and then the novelty wore off. We’re back to just reading books, as opposed to tracking what we read, which I guess is the important thing anyway.
In the past, I’ve worked with AWS, but I thought I would use the Google Cloud platform for this project to try something different, and now my free trial has expired, so the site is no longer up.
I haven’t documented it, but source can be found here: https://github.com/raudette/readinglog