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Mar 9, 2013
note: I wasn't sure if this thread belongs here or in the android forum.

I've been toying with the idea of writing a program to generate kindle books from mountain project, and I wanted to see if the administrators here would be interested in me doing this. Not everyone has an android-capable device for the app. I wish my Kindle did android, but it doesn't.

I've used Amazon's SendToKindle feature for individual routes, and it's great. I have also used it on a whole list of routes, then used calibre and some scripting to turn them into single books with tables of contents. Useful, but still a clunky process. And I lose the MP structure, so it's not good for navigating areas, just getting extra info on routes.

It'd be better if I wrote a custom script to get just the data I want. Stuff like large versions of every photo marked as "Beta", for example. And you could generate your custom book from a "best routes for you" search, and get only what you want from an area.

But I'm not sure how to get the data. Wget mining is a little impolite. Is there a way to access the database for this? Could I use the same API the android app uses?

Thanks,
-Nick
Nick Smolinske
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Hi Nick, I was hoping to use MP on my Kindle as well. Please let me know if you got anywhere with your idea. It's seem that a Kindle would be great for this since it works so much better in the sun than a phone. stephen abronson
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Sweet idea. Rick Blair
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Message Nick Wilder. He's the guy to ask. Micah Klesick
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I've been using the Mountain Project app on my Kindle for a while. The issue is the Kindle won't use Google Play or iTunes, but it will run the app if you can get it on the device. The workaround I used involved emailing a copy of the app to myself as an APK file (I had to download that from a third-party site--maybe they could make that more readily available for us luddites). Then I just opened my email and ran the file. You may have to re-install it when the Kindle OS updates, but I just did that and found that my areas were still there. And people try to tell me I NEED a smartphone. Ha! John Badila
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Just to be clear, I believe the OP refers to an E ink kindle, not the tablet or "fire." Rick Blair
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