BooksApiJavaWrapper

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Java
Version
1.0.0 (Dec 30, 2015)
Created
Dec 24, 2015
Updated
Jan 15, 2016 (Retired)
Owner
sembozdemir
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BooksApiJavaWrapper

It is a java wrapper for querying books information on Google Books Api. This library is using RetroFit and works asynchronously. You do not have to think about network connections or json parsing etc.

I developed it in Android. But, you can also use it in any java project.

How to add

BooksApiJavaWrapper is published with JitPack.io. To add this library to your project, add these lines to your build.gradle

repositories {
  maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
}

dependencies {
  // ... other dependencies
  compile 'com.github.sembozdemir:BooksApiJavaWrapper:1.0.0'
}

To add in other build systems (like maven), see here.

How to use

First of all, create a BooksApi instance.

BooksApi booksApi = BooksApi.create(GOOGLE_API_KEY);

You should get an API KEY for Google Books Api. Please see this page if you need help about API KEY.

Get a book that is most relevant of your search

booksApi.getBook(terms, new ItemCallback() {
            @Override
            public void onSuccess(Item item) {
                // it is the title of the item
                // item.getVolumeInfo().getTitle();
            }

            @Override
            public void onFailure(Throwable throwable) {
                // handle exception
            }
        });

Get a book by ISBN number

booksApi.getBookForIsbn(isbnNumber, new ItemCallback() {
            @Override
            public void onSuccess(Item item) {
                // it is the title of the item
                // item.getVolumeInfo().getTitle();
            }

            @Override
            public void onFailure(Throwable throwable) {
                // handle exception
            }
        });

Get a book by volume id

booksApi.getBookById(volumeId, new ItemCallback() {
            @Override
            public void onSuccess(Item item) {
                // it is the title of the item
                // item.getVolumeInfo().getTitle();
            }

            @Override
            public void onFailure(Throwable throwable) {
                // handle exception
            }
        });

Searching books

booksApi.searchBooks(terms, // what you want to search
                0, // which page you want to get
                new ResultCallback() {
                    @Override
                    public void onSuccess(Result result) {
                        // it is the title of the first item of results
                        // result.getItems().get(0).getVolumeInfo().getTitle()
                    }

                    @Override
                    public void onFailure(Throwable t) {
                        // handle exception somehow
                    }
                });
  • BooksApiJavaWrapper make pagination easier. If you want to get the first page of results, give parameter as "0". Also, max result number in one page is default 10. You can change it if you want. (It can be max 40)
booksApi.setMaxResults(20);

There are more search methods. You can use them if you want. Usage is the same.

Contribution

You are welcome to pull request.

Licence

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2015 Semih Bozdemir

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