The BR is our first attempt and we are overwhelmed and DELIGHTED with *all* of the feedback we're getting -- positive AND negative. This app was inspired by the wishes, gripes, and curiosities of all of our teaching friends. We started brainstorming and the resulting momentum turned into the Book Retriever.
Log In Trouble / "Connection Failed"
NO SPACES OR SPECIAL CHARACTERS IN THE "NAME" FIELD.
The field should (and will) read "USERNAME". Resetting that with no spaces will resolve your problem 95% of the time. If you're in that 5%, try the old uninstall/reinstall (No. You will not get charged for an additional download)
Second, we have learned that teachers are Book People but some of the technical issues of scanning and books showing up have been a real problem for some.
Check the front inside cover for the 978 ISBN barcode!
A recent issue we've heard about concerns getting the message: "Application Unauthorized".
What we've found is that this can pop up while the Book Retriever is using WiFi. Essentially, the network you're using doesn't recognize the application you're trying to use and wants to make sure you have permission to do so.
If you're running into this message, you need to get permission to use the BR on your network. Find the most powerful person in your building, the IT Guy/Gal, be nice to them (they're good people) and let them know you're having "Firewall Issues" with this really cool appliation you're trying to work with (using terms like "Firewall" will immediately make you look like a star). Ask politely if they could open access to a new domain: "classroomlibrarycompany.com" so that the BR on your phone can talk with our server. If they're the cautious-type that needs more information, have them give us a call (We're from Missouri. We understand.).
Are you having a different issue that we didn't cover above?
Don't hesitate to let us know how Book Retriever is working for you. You can either call us at 1-888-318-2665 or email us at email@example.com. Our customers are our best source for making the Book Retriever App even better.
We are constantly working to update Book Retriever to make it easier for you to use. Here are some recent improvements.
- Added Forgot Password capability.
- Added User Reminder capability.
- Added alphabetical sorting & indexing capability to My Students table. You can now sort by Student Name or Parent Name.
-Added the Lexile Database©
-Added over 300,000 new books!