Team code-junkies present Switch Book

Switch Book is a mobile app for avid readers to connect and trade books for free.

Switch Book is a mobile app created by a team of book lovers for book lovers to foster a community around reading. SwitchBookers can search, offer books and connect with other members via live chat and exchange pre-loved books for new exciting reads! We were inspired by a recent book swap event and we wanted to make a digital version of it.

Switch Book Demo Video

Switch Book Demo Video

Team code-junkies

Lukas VainikeviciusPreview: Lukas Vainikevicius

Lukas Vainikevicius

Liam CarswellPreview: Liam Carswell

Liam Carswell

Nathan NewberryPreview: Nathan Newberry

Nathan Newberry

Malavika MysorePreview: Malavika Mysore

Malavika Mysore

Tech Stack

Switch Book uses:

- React Native with Expo for a mobile-first application

- FireBase authentication to authenticate users

- FireStore database to store information about users and books

- Gifted chat for live communication between users

- GoogleBooks API for book data

- GitHub for version control

- Trello for Kanban

We used

- React Native with Expo as we wanted to build a mobile-first application. We considered using Flutter but React Native was a natural stepping stone from learning React during the bootcamp.

- FireBase authentication offers a simple authentication functionality with a live FireStore database to store information about users and books. Further, as we had no experience with FireStore, it offered an opportunity to challenge ourselves to use a noSQL database.

- Gifted chat for live communication between users.

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