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Beanstack challenges don’t allow/count the last day
We have been using the Beanstack app along with the Badge Book. Mostly everything works great. But there are 2 problems! One, if we read in the late evening it assigns the following date to the reading. For example we read from 10:20-11:00 PM on May 30th and when I select done it records that we read from 10:20-11:00 on May 31st. I don’t know exactly when the cutoff is for it to log reading as the next day but this messes up our challenges for badges. And if the app knows the time how come it doesn’t know the date? Two, the last day of each month (last day of challenges) don’t count for the challenges. So we read for 40 minutes from 10:20-11:00 on May 30th. It logs it as May 31st (see issue one) and doesn’t count it as reading towards May’s Challenges. It is 1:30 am on May 31st and we don’t have access to continue to work on May challenges or to complete any of May Challenges activities. If I tried to go into any activities for any challenges dated May 1st-31st it won’t load them. They show as grey lines. This happened for April as well.
Great app, but could be even better!!
I’m enjoying using this app to track my baby twins’ reading, but I’d love to see it improve a bit more. I’d like to have more books be able to be scanned by the ISBN, as it takes some time to type the title and photograph the book (and then that still doesn’t connect the ISBN to that book in the future, so you have to either re-enter the book or find it in past books read!). Also, I’d love to just easily be able to enter an estimate of total minutes read during a session instead of entering minutes per book. Honestly, the whole app could benefit from quicker (1-2 screen) entries - the quicker the better, especially for parents of very young readers who have lots of small, shorter books that are being read (and not a lot of extra time with said little ones)!! And I’d love to be able to easily view the total number of books read per child on some sort of home screen.
Great start, needs UI improvements
Love that my library is using an app now for books tracking! Love the barcode scanner too. Updates are needed: if a book has a reading log, we need the option to hit a checkmark or swipe to say it’s completed. Example: My library did a program by pages in the summer, so we didn’t mark any books as completed since we were re-reading a lot. Now we are doing a program with lifetime books completed and I have to enter a new log to have the option to mark a title as completed. Also: you have to tap in the exact right spot to add text, it’s not intuitively the whole line or the title for logging past readings. That’s frustrating. I feel like there are lots more ways to make it easier to log and edit. Every log should be able to count for pages or time or books completed vs picking one and that log can only be used that way. Etc. keep working on it! Love the concept!!
Summer Library Reading Challenge
I love how convenient it is to log reading minutes for our summer library reading challenge. I especially love how I can log minutes for all the kids and myself when we are reading aloud all together. It is frustrating, however, that I am not able to do the same thing for activities and destinations. The summer library challenge includes not only reading, but also activities and visits to sites in the community. While I can log reading for multiple members of the family at the same time, I am unable to do the same for site visits and activities for all the members of my family. Since all my kids come with me, and there are six of them, it’s very, very tedious to have to enter all the site visits individually for each person. Hope this can be fixed for next year’s challenge! It will make tracking our participation in the library summer challenge much more fun. :)
This app is ok. We’ve used Beanstack for logging our summer reading for the past three years and this year, I’m not sure the improvements are improvements. The ISBN scanner has only worked for about five books (out of 30 or more). When I enter the ISBN, that hasn’t worked either. The search for a book function is gone from previous versions and so, when I am forced to enter the book title and author information, no picture of the cover is shown/available; and I have to figure out how many pages are in it. I do like that we can log and track reading for parts of chapter books so that it doesn’t look like I’m not reading anything, when in reality I’m 499 pages into an 800 page book. My conclusion is that something is wrong with the app’s ISBN data base access. Fix that AND bring back titles searches.
A Great Reading Tracker
Hello, I’m a full time mom of five😱 this app has given me the ability to track summer reading without the old pen and paper😁 We can be on the go and still remember all the books that have entertained us all summer long. The scan is easy to use. Most books are quickly logged. The book that is not found with the ISBN can still quickly be logged. It’s amazing to see how many stories have past through our home. My kids will finally get their party at school for reading this summer.😃 They will go back on this app and write down everything or I will encourage the school to get connected 👍 love this
Easy to use and motivating
This app is everything I need all in one. It records the book I am currently reading, lets me track minutes read and page by page (optional), and was easy to connect with my public library’s summer reading program. I have two readers under my profile and am able to track each person’s progress. My favorite part is the built in timer. I can scan the book I am beginning, check the details, and start my reading session. The timer keeps track and even gives me an option to pause when my child interrupts. When I’m done, I simply press done and submit my time.
Straightforward, Easy to Use, Some Annoying Bugs
Generally the app works and is easy to use although there are times when it will not recognize ISBN numbers. It seems that it logs according to EST because at 9pm PST it starts adding books to tomorrow. I also keep maxing out the number of books for the day which then bounces them to tomorrow. For example I read 18 books to my daughter today, and it says I have read 15 today and 3 tomorrow. Last time I went over the ‘maximum’ it then adjusted the max the following day but did not adjust the logging. Overall I really like this app and it is a great way to track for the summer reading challenge but hope the developer is able to chase out the remaining bugs.
Useful, but buggy
I’m using the app through my library for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. It’s great for logging books quickly and keeping count! I love that I can scan in most ISBN codes. However, if you want an accurate log, there are some issues. I’ve logged a past reading and it attributes the reading to the wrong day. If you’re trying to track number of books a day, you may have issues. This evening, I read two books and logged them, but the chart in Highlight -> Completed -> Week shows 0 for today. Sometimes this corrects itself if I close the app, but not always. The log number is always right, but the other data interpretations are often off.
Very nice book tracking
I love the app. With four kids it’s easy to track the books and their reading. The only downfall I have is the timer. Every time I log a book and start a session if our phone or tablet goes goes to sleep the tracker stop and the app closes out. I understand I can change my setting in the phone to not go to sleep but I or the kids forget to go back and change it after reading which leads to dead tablets sooner. But I love the app none the less just wish it worked better for the timer because my kids love the timer. They can independently read and know that they’ve completed their goal.
Convenient for library hoppers & multiple kiddos
We visit a couple different libraries. It’s nice to be able to log the books from each one, and to participate in different summer reading programs. I also like the ease of logging for more than one kid. My 4-year-old loves scanning each book and clicking “start” and “finish”, and then seeing all of his progress. The only thing preventing a 5th star would be the annoyance of having to manually log books that don’t show up when scanned, and noting the number of pages (Really? Early reader books rarely list numbers on the pages!). Other than that, I really like it.
Super App w/1 small bug
This app is absolutely fantastic!! I can log my younger daughter’s reading and awards, monitor my older daughter’s reading and awards, and keep up with my own. My older daughter can also log and keep up with her own reading and awards. It is very intuitive. Books can be logged in various ways, and there are many routes to get to an individual’s record. The only part that does not work very well is the timer. It cuts off when the iPod or iPhone “automatically” stops and does not save the time for the book being logged for time spent reading.
I have ADD so a lot of the time, I lack the motivation to read and easily lose the motivation to complete books. With this app’s features that track the time spent reading, averages your pages read per session, and the progress you’ve made in the book I’m motivated to finish any of the books I’ve read. I liked the program when it was made available for my library’s patrons last year for their summer reading program. I had no idea it was actually this permanent and I can’t wait to continue to use it through the year!
I like a lot of things about it, and most effective is being able to add all members of my family while logging a reading session, but I wish I could do that when logging a past reading session instead of having to add the same book to each members individual log, I also wish that when I mark a book as completed to send to archive it would do that for each member that is part of that reading session, again instead of having to archive each one separately for each family member later. But I love how easy it is to keep track of all the books we read together as a family!
Can’t add multiple books at a time
You can’t just log the number of books you read each day...and maybe I’m weird, but we can go through a LOT of children’s books in one day, and logging each one individually is DUMB. And if you’re backlogged because you have better things to do than track which books you’re reading with your child? Oh boy. Forget about it. Add a feature for logging the QUANTITY OF BOOKS, not just minutes. Some reading challenges/ programs at our library about about the number of books read, not the time. I’ve honestly only given the app 15 minutes of my time trying to figure it out, and it just isn’t good for what it is supposed to do.
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