BIGOVEN COOKBOOK™ APPLICATION BUILT USING SHAREDBOOK API
Solution Goes from Concept to Market in Matter of Weeks
NEW YORK – April 03, 2008 – The BigOven Cookbook™ utilizes the SharedBook API (application programming interface), which is publicly available for any site to use. In less than eight weeks, BigOven.com developed a market-ready solution to automatically flow recipes and photographs into SharedBook's Reverse Publishing Platform for on-demand output in a choice of formats.
BigOven.com is the first company to offer multiple ways to connect to SharedBook. Users of the social network about food can create cookbooks from www.bigoven.com or from BigOven's award-winning desktop recipe software for Windows™ PCs. Community members can make a book based on any set of search results on the site, or directly from one of the many Cooking Groups that are offered.
After making several selections, individuals can see an online preview of the completed product, and are given the choice to purchase the cookbook or to personalize it further.
"It was easy to develop a custom publishing solution with SharedBook's API," said Steve Murch, Chief Executive Officer and Head Chef, BigOven.com. "We used the C# wrapper for .NET clients. It just took a few hours to produce working results from both our Web site and desktop software. We had the application running off the live site within two days and the project progressed from there."
Using the API calls, extensions can be built to connect any Web site with content that could be useful in printed book format to SharedBook. Web site owners control what data is pushed into the SharedBook platform and the level of control given to their users.
API wrappers and components using C#, Java, PHP and Python languages are available at www.sharedbook.com/dev/resources.html.
Developers are welcome to experiment with the SharedBook API for non-commercial use. Pricing and revenue sharing are available for book production.
For more information, please go to http://www.sharedbook.com/dev or http://www.bigoven.com.
SharedBook Inc. is a technology company that specializes in integrating and publishing data from various sources into a structured book product that can sit as a flipbook on the Internet or be professionally printed. The company's collaborative on-demand Reverse Publishing Platform allows users to extract data and content from multiple sources, manipulate it, and then distribute their unique creation in digital or hard copy format. SharedBook partners include Allrecipes.com, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Canyons Resort, CarePages, Inc. (a division of Revolution Health Group), Exposures, 4-H, FuneralNet, Herff Jones, Inc., JumpTV, Legacy.com, Little League International®, The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., Random House, Inc., Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sportography, Inc., Steamboat Ski Resort, YAVarsity.com, and Yosemite. For more information, please go to www.sharedbook.com or http://sharedbook.typepad.com.