User Guide

Posted 1910 days ago by Mark

Getting Started

Buzzworthy relies on files created by the free Kindle app for Android to organize and display your user notes and highlights.

As a result, you must have the Kindle App (version 3.6.0.87 or LESS) installed, and books you are interested in sharing highlights from downloaded to your Android device for Buzzworthy to work.

To see what version of the Kindle app is on your Android device, launch the Kindle app and tap Menu, choose More, choose Info, then About.

To activate the social sharing features of Buzzworthy (i.e. to share highlights and notes) you must have the corresponding social app installed. Which you can download here:

For best results, make sure you keep these applications up-to-date by periodically checking for updates.

Launching Buzzworthy

Selecting the Buzzworthy app from your Android desktop will launch the application.

Assuming your device meets the minimum requirements and has at least one Kindle book (downloaded) in your Kindle library you will be taken to the Book List screen where all your downloaded Kindle books are listed alphabetically.

Buzzworthy Book List Screen

Selecting an ebook will take you to the Book Details page.

Book Details Page

The Book Details page is broken up into three sections divided by tabs.

  • Highlights
  • Notes
  • Stats

Highlights

The Highlights tab lists all highlights you made in the corresponding Kindle book.

Buzzworthy Highlights Tab

Notes

The Notes tab lists all user notes you made in the corresponding Kindle book. User notes typically consist of a combination of highlighted text and a custom annotation you made related to this text.

Buzzworthy Notes Tab

Stats

The Stats tab lists information related to this book and may include the following items:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Book Size
  • Current Page
  • Current Location
  • Percentage Read
  • Last Opened
  • Number of Highlights
  • Number of Notes
  • ASIN
  • ASIN (Corresponding Print Book)

Buzzworthy Highlights Tab

Sharing Highlights and Notes

One of Buzzworthy’s key features is its ability to enable you to share your favorite Kindle notes and highlights from your Android phone or tablet through email, mms, facebook, Google+ and twitter.

The process to do this is the same for both “Notes” and “Highlights”.

Sharing a Note or Highlight

  1. From the Book List screen, open the book you are interested in sharing a note or highlight from.
  2. Go to the corresponding tab (either Highlights or Notes).
  3. Select the note or highlight you want to send.
  4. Buzzworthy Highlighted Text

  5. Select the application you want to send it to.
  6. To share via Facebook select the Buzzworthy option in the “Select app to share” screen.

    Buzzworthy Share Options

  7. Edit the message as necessary and then click the corresponding confirmation button to send it off.
  8. Share On Facebook

Sharing All Highlights and Notes

Another one of Buzzworthy’s most powerful features is the Share All Items option. This feature enables you to export all notes or highlights from a selected book, allowing you to take your most important excerpts off-line where you can then organize and review them in a more practical manner.

The process to do this is the same for both “Notes” and “Highlights” and is extremely similar to the way you would share a single note or highlight.

Sharing All Notes and Highlights

  1. From the Book List screen, open the book you are interested in sharing a note or highlight from.
  2. Go to the corresponding tab (either Highlights or Notes).
  3. Select the note or highlight you want to send by touching and holding the desired item. This will bring up the Share Menu.
  4. Select Share All Items.
  5. Buzzworthy Share Menu

  6. Select the application you want to send it to.
  7. NOTE: Since the “Share All” option operates as an export function for all your notes and highlights, social network sharing is disabled when performing the “Share All Items” operation.

    ALSO NOTE: There is limit to the amount of data the Android operating system allows one application to send to another at one time. As a result, if you have too many highlights (> 90,000 characters worth) a dialogue box will notify you of this and prevent you from exporting.

    Buzzworthy Share Options

  8. Edit the message as necessary and then click the corresponding confirmation button to send it off.
  9. Share All Items

Getting Highlight and Note Details

You can view specific information about a note or highlight, like the ebook location, title, author and when available the corresponding print-book page number where it can be found.

To Get More Details On A Note or Highlight

  1. From the Book List screen, open the book you are interested in.
  2. Go to the corresponding tab (either Highlights or Notes).
  3. Select the note or highlight you want more info on by touching and holding the desired item. This will bring up the Share Menu.
  4. Select Get Item Details.
  5. Get Item Details

  6. The Item Details screen for the corresponding note or highlight will be displayed.
  7. Item Details

Selecting the menu button within Buzzworthy reveals additional user options.

  • Help
  • About
  • Support

HelpAboutSupport

Help

To learn more about a particular screen within Buzzworthy select the Help menu option for context sensitive guidance.

About

The About screen reveals the version of Buzzworthy you have installed.

Support

The Support menu option allows you to help us make Buzzworthy the best app that it can be. Here you can:

  • Report An Issue
  • Experienced a problem? Tell us so we can fix it.

  • Ask A Question
  • Confused about something? Ask us for clarification.

  • Pay us A Compliment
  • Is everything working swimmingly? Does Buzzworthy rock your world? Send us some love by rating our app. :)

  • Submit An Idea
  • Have an idea that would make Buzzworthy even better. Submit it here!

We encourage you to leverage these support features to let us know how we are doing and help us improve our service.

Crittercism Support

Enable Debug Options

This option, located in the preferences menu, allows users to email .mbp files and phone diagnostic information to the Buzzworthy Team.

By default, this option is off and should remain that way unless you are working with support to troubleshoot an issue. Should you need to enable it, check it, and then restart the application for the setting to take effect.

To properly exit the application hit the back button until you are at your desktop.

NOTE: hitting Home will not exit the application, it will just put it in the background).

Once enabled the following two features will become available when you select and hold a book in your book list:

  • Send MBP File
  • Send Debug Info

What Are MBP Files?

MBP files are the files Amazon uses to store all your personal highlights, notes and bookmarks with regard to a particular book. Once you start reading a Kindle ebook a corresponding MBP file is created. Buzzworthy uses these files to determine which books to display in your collection.

Send MBP File

This option allows you to send an MBP file to us via email for further analysis.

Send Debug Info

This option allows you to send us specific information about your device. It also searches your entire file system for all MBP files.

NOTE: The scan can take up to five minutes depending on the number of files you have in your device and will appear unresponsive during this time. Please be patient and let it complete its search.

Anonymous User Data Opt Out

To help us determine issues with our app and address problems as quickly as possible we use Crittercism to collect anonymous data via crash reports and support requests. If for any reason this makes you uneasy you can opt-out by following these steps.

  1. From within Buzzworthy select the menu button.
  2. Next, select Support
  3. Help, About, Support Menu

  4. On the Support screen select the About button (located at the bottom).
  5. Support

  6. This takes you to the About Crittercism screen.
  7. About Crittercism

  8. Scroll to the bottom of the About Crittercism screen and add a check mark next to the Don’t send option in the Anonymous User Data Opt Out: section.
  9. Crittercism Opt Out

Troubleshooting

What does KINDLE_SYNC_REQUIRED mean?

Kindle notes and highlights are stored in .mbp files on your device. The kindle app is responsible for updating the contents of this file. At times however, the Kindle app does not completely commit (or save) all your changes.

When an incomplete .mbp file is detected, Buzzworthy is unable to list your notes and highlights and communicates this to you with the following error message KINDLE_SYNC_REQUIRED

To sync your kindle notes and highlights follow this procedure.

  1. Exit Buzzworthy by hitting the back button until you are back at your desktop.
  2. Note: Do not use the home key as it does not exit applications, but instead puts them in the background.

  3. Open the book in question with the Kindle app (Kindle fire users need only open the book).
  4. Select the Menu button
  5. Select View My Notes & Marks This step forces the sync we need
  6. Kindle Fire Users: Confirm your notes and highlights are listed in the My Notes & Marks section

  7. Hit the back key several times to exit out of the Kindle app
  8. Once you are back at the desktop, launch Buzzworthy
  9. Select the corresponding book from the list and you should see all your notes and highlights
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