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21 Dec 2014CPOL2 min read
Exchange and get new books without spending a single penny

This article is an entry in our AppInnovation Contest. Articles in this sub-section are not required to be full articles so care should be taken when voting.



Bookell lets you exchange books. There is no buy or sell feature, just a simple book exchange with social networking experience. Exchange and get new books without spending a single penny.

This application idea is under Tablet : Education Category.

Main Features of App

  1. It will show you books near you for exchange in map.
  2. Will feature who wants to exchange books in your area.
  3. Barcode reader for books for user don't need to input any information about book.
  4. Get notification when someone wants to exchange your favorite books in 10 km radius.
  5. My Wishlist
  6. My Exchanges
  7. Other person gets notification on alert when you want to exchange book with him/her.
  8. Simple messaging app for Bookell users only later on it can be transformed in great social networking tool for book lovers.

Using the code

I am going to use C# to develop this app.

Platform and Its Key Features: Windows 8

  1. Live Tiles. Secondary Live Tiles: It will feature books in your wishlist which are available for exchange.
  2. Push Notifications: You get push notification when someone has requested exchange with you.
  3. MAPS: People can easily find people nearby who want to exchange book. Those people and their books will be displayed as marker in map.
  4. Camera Lenses (WP8): Camera will be very useful for reading barcode of the book and retrieve its information from the database.

Image 1

Rough idea about how people will see books available for exchange around them.

Image 2

Booklovers can find other booklovers near by.

Image 3

User will get brief introduction about user's info and link to his profile.

Social Experience 

Users don't need to create their profile if they don't want to. Users can log in with their Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads and of course there will be facility to update their activity on their favorite social networking website.

They can communicate with each other using Instant Messaging System integrated in App. 


I got this idea when i was watching The Story of Amazon. I googled this idea there are not a single application for book exchange on all platform. I have developed more than 35 apps on windows 8 platform some of them are Geography Genius, Jain Legacy, Babies Talkie, Flick Mania, Food Factory.


Your comments are very important to me, so please comment about this article and help me to improve app. Thank you so much.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Written By
President Ahmedabad Windows Club
India India
I am final year student and President of Ahmedabad Windows Club for two years and have an experience of developing Windows phone apps and Windows 8 apps. I have Developed more than 35 apps in Windows 8 phone and Tablet.

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