Send to Kindle–Android application

by Jacob Nielsen11. September 2011 11:57

An idea by Mads Gram-Hansen led me to create this application.

Send to Kindle is an Android application, which can take almost any web page or document, transform it into something more readable and then send it to your Kindle. The application is built in Java, using the Android SDK.

To reduce the footprint of the application, and allow for fine tuning of the algorithm that transforms web pages into something more readable without having to update the application, the application itself is not responsible for transforming the web pages into something more readable. Instead, this is done in a webservice. The webservice is built using WCF and communicates with the application using JSON.

Below is a video of an earlier version of the app:

Send to Kindle

Next is a few screenshots of the application:

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Download

Download (requires an Android phone)

Technologies

Android, Java

WCF, C#, JSON

Credits

Jacob Nielsen (programmer), Mads Gram-Hansen (idea)

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