|By Nick Smolinske
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?