In order to complete my migration from 1.3 to 1.4 version I needed to replace the books control I had with a widget that do the same.
After a fast Google search I found no widget with such functionality.
Armed with lots of confidence I decided to create a new widget, the BookShelf widget, to meet my exact needs:
- display the book thumbnail image
- show the book name and book author name
The previous book control has been gently made available by John Dyer, and I simply didn't worry about the layout, I used the old one with minor changes on binding.
This widget is obviously editable since I want to manage the books in the shelf, so I create an edit interface where its very simple to add, edit and remove books.
As a final note, I can simply reaffirm that work with widgets is very simple and straight forward.
Download, try it, and naturally let me now if it meet your needs too.